Digestive system and digestion of food in cultivable finfish and crustaceans

Vijayakumaran, M (1987) Digestive system and digestion of food in cultivable finfish and crustaceans. In: Summer Institute in Recent Advances in Finfish and Shellfish Nutrition, 11-30 May 1987, Kochi.


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The digestive system in fish and shellfish shows much variation in structure and function and is specialised and adapted to suit specific diets. Variation in crustacean digestive system is mainly in the foregut which may be a simple passage way or highly complex chambered structure provided with triturating, straining and filtering mechanisms. In fish the length of the intestine is highly variable depending on the diet and the intestine-body length ratio is low in carnivores and very high in herbivores and detritivores. In cyprinids a true stomach is completely absent.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digestive system; digestion of food; finfish; crustaceans
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Nutrition
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 09:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:30
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5042

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