Food intake, growth and conversion efficiency in Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man) and M. lanchesteri (de Man)

Panikkar, Preetha (2002) Food intake, growth and conversion efficiency in Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man) and M. lanchesteri (de Man). Indian Journals of Fisheries, 49 (1). pp. 29-34.

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    Abstract

    The effects of body size on the food intake, growth and conversion efficiency of two freshwater prawns, Macrobrachium rosenbergii and M. lanchesteri were studied. Three size groups were selected and they were fed daily ad libitum on Tubifex worms. Triplicates were maintained for each set. The absolute quantity of food consumed by the prawns increased with increase in size. The decrease in growth of larger prawns in both the species may be due to the inverse size metabolism relationship and advance in age.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Food intake;Macrobrachium rosenbergii;Macrobrachium lanchesteri
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 07:41
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/71

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