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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Dec 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Pages : 33-37

Food and feeding habits of Oreochromis mossambicus (Peter-1852) from
Vadavar river, Lower Anicut Tamilnadu, India

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A total of 270 specimens of Oreochromis mossambicus were collected from Vadavar river Lower Anicut, South India
during December 2009 to August 2010. Qualitiative and quantitative study of gut contents showed that Oreochromis
mossambicus strongly selected green algae, blue green algae and diatom as dominant food items throughout the study
period.

Keywords: algae, diatoms, food and feeding habits, Oreochromis mossambicus, percentage composition, Vadavar river

Citation: *, ( 2015), Food and feeding habits of Oreochromis mossambicus (Peter-1852) from
Vadavar river, Lower Anicut Tamilnadu, India. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 7(1): 33-37

Received: 2016-05-12 07:20:31; Accepted: 2016-05-12 07:20:58;
Published: 12/05/2016

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