Chemical composition and caloric content of Ambassis gymnocephalus

Vijayakumaran, M (1979) Chemical composition and caloric content of Ambassis gymnocephalus. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 21 (1 & 2). pp. 182-184.

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Abstract

Proximate composition, organic carbon and caloric value of Ambassis gymnocephatus (Lacepede), an euryhaline fish, were determined to study the chemical changes during growth and maturity. The increase in protein, lipid and carbohydrate content with growth, in both males and females is interlinked with the maturity of gonads. Spent fishes of both sexes showed marlced depletion of protein and lipid indicating their value as energy reserves during maturity and spawning. The study reveals that in a small fish, like A. gymnocephalus, analysis of the animal as a whole gives a reliable estimate of the chemical changes during growth and maturity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ambassis gymnocephalus (Lacepede); caloric content
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish Nutrition
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
ID Code:1826
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 11:00
Last Modified:10 Aug 2010 11:00

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