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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2016, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part B

Food and feeding habits of Cynoglossu arel (Family: Cynoglossidae) from Karachi Coast, Pakistan

Author(s):

Bushra Khalil, Farzana Ibrahim

Abstract:
The pattern of food and feeding habits Cynoglossus arel was studied during the period from June 2012 to June 2013, using point’s methods. The composition of food of different size groups and seasons was calculated. Analysis of fullness of stomach revealed gorged – full constituted 0.67%, 3/4- full 0.90%, 1/2 - full 7.18%, 1/4- full 13.68%, barely full 70.85% and empty 6.73% in a year. Analysis of stomach contents showed the occurrence (in percentage) of polychaetes 8.12%, crustaceans 17.56%, molluscs 9.31%, fish 0.84%, sand-mud 10.39% and miscellaneous items 53.76%. Total points of fish were determined to be 4.45% for polychaetes, 21.52% for crustaceans, 7.93% for molluscs, 0.73% for fish, 7.88% for sand-mud and 57.50% for miscellaneous items.

Pages: 91-96  |  1123 Views  62 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Bushra Khalil, Farzana Ibrahim. Food and feeding habits of Cynoglossu arel (Family: Cynoglossidae) from Karachi Coast, Pakistan. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2016;3(1):91-96.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies