Year: 2016, Issue: December

Food an feeding habits of Paraplagusia bilineata from Mangalore coast.
Author:
N. Satish, D. P. Rajesh, H. N. Anjanayappa, S. Benakappa, S. R. Somashekara, B. T. Naveen Kumar and D. P. Prakash
Keyword:
Food and feeding habits, Paraplagusia bilineata, Mangalore region.
The study deals with nature and composition of food items, feeding habits, intensity of feeding of Paraplagusia bilineata from Mangalore region. The gut contents comprised of Molluscs 7.51%, Polychaetes 11.521%, Crustaceans 10%, Diatoms 4.67%, Fish scales 6.69%, Plant material 5.28%, Unidentified 7.88% and Semidigested 46.43%. The present study indicates that Paraplagusia bilineata is a carnivorous feeder. The active feeding during all the months except during January and February in female and February, March and April in male.

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