FOOD AND FEEDING HABITS OF PENAEUS SEMISULCATUS DE HAAN AT MANDAPAM


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  • M M Thomas Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin.

Abstract

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

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  • M M Thomas, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin.
    Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin.

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Thomas, M. M. (2011). FOOD AND FEEDING HABITS OF PENAEUS SEMISULCATUS DE HAAN AT MANDAPAM. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27(1 & 2), 130-139. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJF/article/view/11987