S:No Food item(Male) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Monthly average
1 Crustaceans 23.8 25.0 21.4 24.3 20.7 26.3 17.1 34.2 20.7 20.0 24.8 25.5 22.71
2 Polychaetes 9.63 9.23 7.83 8.16 6.1 10.9 9.06 6.5 21.6 5.93 8.9 10.8 10.54
3 Nematodes 6.7 7.23 8.9 9.06 10.8 6.7 9.2 8.0 6.67 6.7 9.16 5.9 7.93
4 Fish 23.1 22.66 22.73 18.2 23.13 24.7 18.5 20.6 20.0 20.3 20.16 19.1 21.11
5 Zooplankton 16.6 16.2 16.4 17.5 18.87 18.8 16.7 19.7 17.9 18.6 18.4 19 17.88
6 Phytoplankton 15.2 13.2 15.3 12.5 13.82 13 13.6 14.7 13.1 13.7 13 13 13.70
7 Bivalves 8.87 10.9 8.43 10.5 10.13 20.9 10.2 9.44 11.3 10.8 10.3 10 10.98
8 Gastropods 6.5 6.97 7.27 8.47 8.133 8 7.97 11.7 10 9.47 8.87 9.3 8.55
9 Sand 7.83 8.53 8.17 6.5 7.067 8.17 6.2 8.47 9.17 9.47 9.2 9.4 8.18
10 Digested matter 5.13 4.53 4.27 3.9 3.533 4.6 4.13 4.53 4.17 4.53 6.17 4.8 4.52
11 Miscellaneous 13.8 17.7 15.3 12.9 11.5 9.83 10.5 11.9 13.2 13.8 14.5 16 13.42
Table 3: Monthly Variation in the Percentage Composition of Food of Male P. Volitans (January-2012 to December-2012).
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