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
Bushra Khalil, Farzana Ibrahim
The pattern of food and feeding habits Cynoglossus arel
was studied during the period from June 2012 to June 2013, using pointâ€™s methods. The composition of food of different size groups and seasons was calculated. Analysis of fullness of stomach revealed gorged â€“ 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.
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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.