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
Official URL/DOI:http://www.cmfri.org.in
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food intake;Macrobrachium rosenbergii;Macrobrachium lanchesteri
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
ID Code:71
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:10 Mar 2010 13:11
Last Modified:25 May 2012 13:50

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