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International Journal of Zoological Research
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 59-63
DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2008.59.63
Food and Feeding Habits of Upeneus vittatus (Forsskal, 1775) from Visakhapatnam Coast (Andhra Pradesh) of India
Y. Shanti Prabha and C. Manjulatha

Abstract:
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.
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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.

DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2008.59.63

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijzr.2008.59.63

 
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