S:No Food item Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
I Crustacean
1 Shrimps 2 3 4 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 4 6
2 Crab 1 4 3 5 3 0 4 3 2 2 2 4
3 Small prawn 4 0 2 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 0 4
4 Isopods 0 3 3 2 0 2 4 3 4 2 3 3
5 Amphipods 2 2 4 3 3 4 5 4 4 3 2 2
6 Tannaids 3 3 3 4 4 3 2 3 3 4 4 3
7 Mysids 5 3 2 3 3 0 1 2 2 3 0 2
8 Lucifer 3 4 0 4 2 4 3 1 1 4 3 2
9 Copepods 2 3 2 2 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 3
10 Egg and Larva 3 4 2 4 3 5 4 2 3 3 3 4
  Total 23 26 21 30 26 24 29 25 24 26 19 27
II Polychaetes
1 Armandia sp 2 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 3
2 Capitella sp 4 3 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 2
3 Cossura sp 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 3 2
4 Eunice sp 0 1 1 3 2 1 1 3 2 1 2 1
5 Glycera sp 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 2
6 Hesione sp 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
7 Magalona sp 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 3 2
8 Nephtys sp 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 1
9 Onuphis sp 4 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2
10 Ophelia sp 3 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 2 2 1 0
  Total 24 17 13 17 16 16 16 17 20 14 18 16
III Nematodes
1 Astomonema sp 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1
2 Daaptonema sp 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 3
3 Desmodora sp. 2 3 1 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 2
4 Draconema sp 3 2 2 2 0 3 1 2 1 1 2 2
5 Quadricoma sp 1 1 1 0 3 1 3 3 3 2 1 3
6 Steineria sp. 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 1 2
7 Theristus sp 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 3 3
8 Tricoma sp 2 2 2 0 3 0 1 1 2 2 2 1
9 Vasostoma sp 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 1 1
10 Viscosia sp 1 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2
  Total 16 17 15 13 18 13 16 19 17 13 15 20
IV Fish
1 Apogonidae 3 2 0 1 2 4 2 3 1 5 2 3
2 Atherinidae 1 1 3 2 1 2 3 1 3 2 4 2
3 Aridae 2 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 4 1 3 2
4 Blenniidae 2 2 2 3 2 1 3 3 3 0 2 1
5 Carangidae 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 3 4 3 0
6 Centropomidae 2 2 2 0 2 3 4 2 1 2 1 3
7 Channidae 3 2 3 1 3 2 3 4 2 0 2 2
8 Chirocentridae 2 3 4 3 1 1 2 2 1 4 1 3
9 Clupeidae 0 2 2 0 2 2 3 3 3 1 2 1
10 Cyprinidae 2 1 1 2 1 4 2 2 4 4 3 4
11 Engraulidae 0 2 2 0 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 3
12 Exocoetidae 2 3 4 3 1 2 4 4 1 4 1 2
13 Gobiidae 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 1 1
14 Grammatidae 0 2 1 0 2 2 2 3 1 3 4 3
15 Hemiramphidae 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 4 3 4 4 2
16 Labridae 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 3 2 1 3 4
17 Leiognathidae 1 2 3 0 1 4 1 1 0 1 2 1
18 Lutjanidae 1 3 2 3 2 3 4 2 1 2 1 2
19 Mugilidae 2 0 1 1 3 0 3 3 3 1 4 0
20 Mullidae 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 4 2 3 2
21 Scombridae 3 0 1 2 0 2 3 0 1 1 0 1
22 Serranidae 2 2 2 1 1 4 2 3 3 0 1 2
23 Stromateidae 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 4 1 3 1
24 Scaridae 2 2 2 3 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 2
25 Sciaenidae 2 3 1 4 2 1 3 3 2 3 3 2
26 Teraponidae 0 2 2 5 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 2
27 Triacanthidae 2 1 3 1 1 1 4 5 1 3 2 4
28 Fish eggs 1 2 4 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 3 3
29 Fish larvae 2 1 3 2 2 1 3 1 1 3 4 5
30 Fish scales 1 3 0 4 1 0 5 0 2 1 2 3
  Total 46 54 59 53 54 62 77 67 62 61 67 66
V Zooplankton
1 Acartia sp 1 3 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 0 2
2 Canuella sp 2 2 2 1 4 0 4 1 1 1 1 4
3 Cervinia sp 4 3 0 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3
4 Diarthrodes sp 3 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 2 1 3
5 Eucalanus sp 0 2 2 3 5 1 2 3 2 0 3 4
6 Macrosetella sp 1 3 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 4 1 3
7 Microsetella sp 4 2 2 3 2 3 4 1 0 2 3 0
8 Oithona sp 3 0 1 0 3 2 2 3 1 1 0 2
9 Rhicalanus sp 4 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 3 1 4
10 Sagitta sp 1 3 1 1 0 1 4 0 1 2 3 2
  Total 23 20 13 17 25 17 25 17 14 20 16 27
VI Phytoplankton
1 Coscinodiscus sp 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 1 2 3 0 1
2 Cyclotella  sp 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 3 4 2 3 3
3 Diploneis sp 4 3 0 4 2 0 3 4 3 4 4 2
4 Ditylum sp 2 2 2 5 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 4
5 Navicula sp 3 4 4 0 0 2 4 1 3 1 4 2
6 Odentella sp 4 3 2 1 4 3 2 3 1 2 3 1
7 Triceratium sp 2 2 3 2 1 4 1 0 3 3 2 2
8 Planktoniella sp 3 3 2 1 3 3 3 1 4 2 1 3
9 Thalassiosira sp 2 0 1 4 1 0 2 3 0 1 2 2
  Total 25 20 17 22 16 18 20 18 22 20 22 20
VII Bivalves
1 Arca sp 3 3 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 2
2 Anadara sp 1 4 2 3 1 3 0 4 1 2 3 1
3 Cardium sp 2 3 4 0 3 4 3 2 3 0 2 3
4 Meretrix sp 1 0 3 4 4 2 4 1 4 2 1 4
5 Pecten sp 4 2 2 5 1 1 1 4 3 3 2 3
6 Placenta sp 3 0 1 1 0 2 4 3 2 0 1 2
  Total 14 12 13 15 11 14 15 17 15 10 13 15
VIII Gastropods
1 Bullia sp 2 3 3 1 2 3 2 3 0 3 3 2
2 Cerithium sp 3 0 2 3 4 1 4 2 3 2 3 3
3 Cerethedia sp 2 1 1 2 0 3 2 3 2 1 4 2
4 Natica sp 1 4 4 5 4 2 1 2 3 4 1 1
5 Umbonium sp 4 2 2 0 2 1 2 4 1 0 4 2
6 Xancus sp 3 1 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 4 2 1
    15 11 15 14 15 13 12 16 11 14 17 11
IX Sand
  Total 15 12 13 11 8 15 14 13 15 15 12 16
X Digested matter
  Total 8 12 9 10 12 9 7 7 8 4 8 6
XI Miscellaneous
  Total 14 12 23 24 24 27 23 23 25 21 23 19
Table 3: Diffrent food items recorded from the stomach of female P. russelii from January- 2012 to December- 2012.