The estimation of organic carbon in the stomach Contents of some marine fishes

Qasim, S Z and Jacob, P G (1972) The estimation of organic carbon in the stomach Contents of some marine fishes. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 19 (1&2). pp. 29-34.

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Abstract

The method, which was originally developed for the determination of organic carbon in marine muds, has been adopted for the estimation of organic carbon in stomach contents of marine fishes. Analysis of the stomach contents of four species with different feeding habits has been given and working instructions have been provided for the determination of organic carbon. The same method has also been used for the determination of organic carbon in the whole fish. The method gave consistent results throughout the analysis. The ratio of body carbon to food carbon in a zooplankton feeder and a carnivore were nearer to 1, but in phytoplankton and detritus feeders these ratios were between 5 and 7.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: estimation of organic carbon; stomach Contents; marine fishes
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish physiology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2010 08:46
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:11
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1286

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