Aspects of food and feeding habits of Upeneus vittatus
collected from Visakhapatnam fishing harbour are reported in this paper.
Analysis of their gut contents based on frequency of occurrence, revealed
that crustaceans mainly shrimps and crabs (59.49%) and teleostean fishes
(14.51%) made the bulk of the diet with bivalve mollusks (13.51%) being
at times important. Frequency of occurrence of teleostean fishes was observed
to be more in fishes above 163 mm in length while shrimps constituted
the predominant food item through out the year. Thus the results revealed
that U. vittatus mainly subsisted on crustaceans and teleosts.
Y. Shanti Prabha and C. Manjulatha, 2008. Food and Feeding Habits of Upeneus vittatus (Forsskal, 1775) from Visakhapatnam Coast (Andhra Pradesh) of India. International Journal of Zoological Research, 4: 59-63.