Food and feeding habit of a penaeid prawn Metapeneopsis stridulans (Alcock 1905)

Kulkarni, B G and Deshmukh, V D and Kulkarni, V R (1999) Food and feeding habit of a penaeid prawn Metapeneopsis stridulans (Alcock 1905). Journal of The Bombay Natural History Society , 96 (2). pp. 262-267.

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Abstract

Metapeneopsis stridulans feeds on a variety of food items, viz. diatoms, foraminiferans polychaetes, molluscs, crustaceans and detritus consisting of unidentifiable decaying matter along with sand and mud. The species does not show a preference for any particular food item. There is no significant difference in the food habits among the various size groups observed in the prawn. Monthwise feeding intensity for males and females shows males with empty stomach to be prevalent in most months.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Penaeid prawn; Metapeneopsis stridulans; food and feeding; Mumbai
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:7428
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 11:54
Last Modified:23 Feb 2011 11:54

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