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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 2616-2630
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.298


Food and Feeding Ecology of Mugil cephalus from Krishnapatnam and Mypadu Coasts of Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh
D. Lavanya1, D. Ramalingaiah1, T. Suguna2, D. Raveendra Kumar Reddy3 and K. Madhavi4
1Department of Fisheries Resource Management, College of Fishery Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Muthukur – 524 344, (A.P.), India
2Department of Fisheries Resource Management, Fisheries Research Station, SVVU, Undi, Bhimavaram (A.P.), India
3Department of Aquaculture, College of Fishery Science,
SVVU, Muthukur – 524 344 (A.P.), India
4Department of Aquatic Environment Management, College of Fishery Science, SVVU, Muthukur – 524 344 (A.P.), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The flathead grey mullet, Mugil cephalus, is a mullet of the genus Mugil in the family Mugilidae, Kingdom: Animalia; Class: Actinopterygii; and Order: Mugiliformes; is a brackish water fish also can thrive well in fresh water and marine waters. Study on the food and feeding habits of Mugil cephalus was conducted between April, 2016 to March, 2017 at monthly intervals from Krishnapatnam and Mypadu coasts of Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh. Observation of feeding habits indicated flathead grey mullet as omnivorous feeder. Although sand and mud comprises highest amount (35.52% from Krishnapatnam and 37.953% from Mypadu coast), diatoms and algal matter forms the basic food of the fish. High feeding intensity in M. cephalus was observed during May, 2016 and March, 2017 in Krishnapatnam and Mypadu coasts respectively. Maximum number of empty stomachs observed during February, 2017 and December, 2016 from Krishnapatnam and Mypadu coasts respectively.The values of gastro-somatic index in the present study ranged 1.56–4.15 (males - 1.72 to 3.08; females - 1.56 to 4.15) from Krishnapatnam coast and 1.99–3.89 (males - 1.99 to 3.14; females - 2.02 to 3.89) from Mypadu coast.


Keywords: Mugil cephalus, Food composition, Feeding intensity, Gastro somatic Index
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Lavanya, D., D. Ramalingaiah, T. Suguna, D. Raveendra Kumar Reddy and Madhavi, K. 2018. Food and Feeding Ecology of Mugil cephalus from Krishnapatnam and Mypadu Coasts of Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 2616-2630. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.298