Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Article - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014) Volume 4, Issue 37

Stomach content analysis of Catfish -Arius maculatus (Thunberg, 1792) From Parangipettai Coast, South East Coast of India

Food and feeding ecology of fish may be a crucial characteristic of the life-history strategy of species to know the foremost necessary functional role of the fish inside they are living ecosystems food and feeding habitat is very necessary to derived energy is consumed in many vital role, they assist us to grow, become stronger, provide us energy, survival and reproduction for all the metabolic activities, cell repair, muscular contractions secretary functions, impulse physical event and build up a stronger immune system and to repair previous harmed cells and also the upkeep of correct health. In this study were investigate the feeding habits of Arius maculatus and analysis of the stomach contents there penetrating any other foreign particle. The various food items recorded from the stomach of A. maculatus during the study period. In general, the food items found in the examined stomachs were grouped into eight categories. The cat fish of A. maculatus stomach contents as identified. The feed compositions in the following order; Miscellaneous< Crustacean < Fish < Polychaetes < Sand grains < Digested matter < Zooplankton < Phytoplankton were recorded as respectively.

Author(s): Manikandarajan T, Ramamoorthy K, Srilatha G, Sankar G, Kathirvel K

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