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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A

Fresh water crab Barytelphusa cunicularis as a food commodity: Weekly crab market study of Nanded city, Maharashtra, India


Author(s): Sharda Padghane, Shivaji P Chavan and Dilip Dudhmal

Abstract: Freshwater Crab (Barytelphusa cunicularis) has always been a nutritional food commodity, rich in proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, having great medicinal properties as well. This crab species is collected from the nearby fishing sites and brought for sale in the nearby weekly markets with high demand. The present investigation was carried out in weekly local markets of Nanded city, Maharashtra, India to know the number of crab sellers, price, weight and also the number of crabs brought for sale. In the present paper, collection sites, packaging methods, transportation of crabs is also discussed through the interviews with the crab sellers. The data was also collected from the crab consumers to record their preferences for crab purchase. The highest recorded mean price for a pair of crab was INR 125. 47 while it was 102.86 to be the lowest. The lowest and highest mean number of crab sellers observed from the markets were 3.16 and 6.83 respectively while the lowest mean number of crabs in the markets was 4.87 and 50.5 as the highest mean. The weight of available crabs was observed in a range of 125.83 to 161.66.

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How to cite this article:
Sharda Padghane, Shivaji P Chavan and Dilip Dudhmal. Fresh water crab Barytelphusa cunicularis as a food commodity: Weekly crab market study of Nanded city, Maharashtra, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2016; 4(4): 14-18.
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