Constituents Male Female Berried

Protein

21.53b ± 0.16 23.47a ± 0.36 20.93c ± 0.14

Carbohydrate

2.09b ± 0.22 2.06b ± 0.10 2.76a ± 0.24

Lipid

0.32b ± 0.10 1.09a ± 0.20 1.05a ± 0.22

Ash

0.31b ± 0.12 0.99a ± 0.11 0.98a ± 0.28

Moisture

75.0b ± 0.18 74.0c ± 0.23 79.0a ± 0.23
Different superscripts in a row are significantly different (P<0.05).
Table 1: Proximate composition of the muscle tissues of male, female and berried females (P. vigil). Values are expressed in % on dry weight basis except moisture. (Values are mean of three values ± SE).