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Food and Feeding Habits of Glossogobius giuris in Chalakudy River, Southern Western Ghats, India


Roshni K, Renjithkumar C.R, Madhusoodhana Kurup
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Study on the food and feeding habits is important in the management and life cycle analysis of fishes. Glossogobius giuris, an important food fish, supports a good fishery in the downstream part of Chalakudy River- a global biodiversity hotspot. Even though it is basically an estuarine fish, it occurs quite frequently in fresh waters too. Analysis of gut content of fishes is the best and most direct way of investigating their food habits. The food and feeding habits of this fish have been closely followed for one year. The fish samples were collected monthly from Chalakudy River using gill nets. It is observed that the feeding profile of the fish includes teleost fishes, crustaceans, molluscus, semi digested particles, insects, algae and miscellaneous items. The present investigation of the food and feeding habits of G. giuris reveals that it is a carnivorous, predatory and bottom feeding fish showing cannibalism.

Roshni K, Renjithkumar C.R, Madhusoodhana Kurup

Glossogobius giuris, goby, Chalakudy River, feeding habit, carnivore

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | July-August - 2015
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2015-08-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
321-325 IJSRSET151463   Technoscience Academy

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Roshni K, Renjithkumar C.R, Madhusoodhana Kurup, "Food and Feeding Habits of Glossogobius giuris in Chalakudy River, Southern Western Ghats, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.321-325, July-August-2015.
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