Food and feeding habits of Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan at Mandapam

Thomas, M M (1980) Food and feeding habits of Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan at Mandapam. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27 (1&2). pp. 130-139.


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Penaeus semisulcatus feed on a variety of food items viz., polyohaetes, crustaceans, molloiscs diatoms, foraminiferEns and radiolarians, eventhough, detritus and sand formed bulk of the stpmaoh contents. There was marked difference in the food composition of the species from the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar. Actively fed prawns were found to be more in the night catches. The species do not exhibit preference to any particular food it«m. It is concluded that the abundance of a particular food item was dependent on its availability during the season when they are predominent. There was no significant difference in the food and fee^ding habits in the various size groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food and feeding habits; Penaeus semisulcatus
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 11:47
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:08

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