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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2020, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part C
Seasonal variations in the proximate composition of Puntius thomassi (Day, 1874) from Tungabhadra River, Karnataka, India
Author(s): Shanmukha Rao Mallipudi, Raja Sekhar Mallipudi and G Simhachalam
Abstract: Proximate analysis of the small indigenous cyprinid fish, Puntius thomassi was conducted for a period of one year (March, 2018 to February, 2019). Seasonal variation in the biochemical composition of the fish muscle was carried out for both non-infected and infected fishes. The highest protein content for non-infected fish was observed as16.18% and 16.77% during post-monsoon season and for infected fishes it was observed as 16.10% and 16.19% during pre-monsoon season. The highest lipid content for non-infected fish was observed as 3.12% and 2.82% during pre-monsoon season and lowest was 2.10% and 1.86% during monsoon season. Significant variation in the moisture and ash content of non-infected and infected fish was also observed. The present study revealed a strong correlation between the proximate composition and spawning periodicity of the fish. The present study also indicates Puntius thomassi as a potential source of nutrients for human consumption.
Pages: 187-190  |  40 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shanmukha Rao Mallipudi, Raja Sekhar Mallipudi and G Simhachalam. Seasonal variations in the proximate composition of Puntius thomassi (Day, 1874) from Tungabhadra River, Karnataka, India. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2020; 7(4): 187-190.
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