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Journal of Marine Science: Research & Development
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Research Article

Contribution of Polychaetes in Feeding Capability of Commercially Important Crabs, South East Coast of India

D Varadharajan* and P Soundarapandian

Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author:
D Varadharajan
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 04144-243223
Fax: 04144-243553
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date February 27, 2013; Accepted date May 13, 2013; Published date May 18, 2013

Citation: Varadharajan D, Soundarapandian P (2013) Contribution of Polychaetes in Feeding Capability of Commercially Important Crabs, South East Coast of India. J Marine Sci Res Dev 3:123. doi: 10.4172/2155-9910.1000123

Copyright: © 2013 Varadharajan D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The food is very important for growth, metabolism, parasitic, migratory movement, maturity, reproduction, breeding and survival of all life stages. A commercially important crab has a great demand in the market because of its high nutritional value and medicinal use. The study of food and feeding habits of crab has a variety of importance in fishery biology. For well grow farming a thorough knowledge about the food and feeding habit is important. The studies of interactions between the links in complex food chains can lead to an understanding of crab gain their food sources. The examination of gut contents of crab provides information about particular crab in the ecosystem.

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