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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B

Proximate composition of commercially important marine fishes and shrimps from the Chennai coast, India


Author(s): S Syed Raffic Ali, M Ramachandran, Satyo Kumar Chakma and M Asrar Sheriff

Abstract: Proximate composition of dorsal and ventral portions of fishes (Synagris japonicus, Lutianus quinquelinearis, Lutianus lineolatus and Mugil cephalus) and shrimps whole body, edible portion (flesh) and non-edible portion (exoskeleton) of Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), Indian white shrimp (Fenneropenaeus indicus), Pacific white leg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), collected from fish landing center of Kasimedu Chennai, India were determined. The length of the fishes varied from (22.1 to 42.1cm) and weight (183.4 to 905.1 g) similarly shrimps varied from the length (11.86 to16.9 cm) and weight (30.6 to 12.15) respectively. The proximate composition of dorsal and ventral portions of fishes showed significant differences (P < 0.05) in moisture, crude protein, crude lipid, total ash and carbohydrates. Crude protein was higher in dorsal and ventral portions. Similarly whole body, edible and non-edible portions of shrimps showed significant (P < 0.05) differences in all the parameters. Similarly, crude protein (23.60 ±1.63, 22.87 ± 1.63, 19.80 ± 0.04) was higher in edible portions of shrimps. However total ash (7.94 ± 0.17, 9.03 ± 0.17, 6.75 ± 0.47) and crude fiber (1.54 ± 0.13, 1.56 ± 0.08, 3.31 ± 0.06) showed highest values in the non-edible portions in the shrimps. The results showed that fishes and shrimps can serve as an alternative source of high- quality protein, energy and mineral supply for human consumption and feed formulation in animals.

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How to cite this article:
S Syed Raffic Ali, M Ramachandran, Satyo Kumar Chakma, M Asrar Sheriff. Proximate composition of commercially important marine fishes and shrimps from the Chennai coast, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(5):113-119.
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