Fatty Acid Composition in Long-eyed Swimming Crab Podophthalmus vigil (Fabricius)Soundarapandian P1*, Varadharajan D1, Jaganathan K1 and Ravichandran S2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Soundarapandian P
Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced
Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University,
Parangipettai-608 502, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received date:November 13, 2014; Accepted date: March 26, 2015; Published date: March 30, 2015
Citation: Soundarapandian P, Varadharajan D, Jaganathan K, Ravichandran S (2015) Fatty Acid Composition in Long-eyed Swimming Crab Podophthalmus vigil (Fabricius). J Nutr Food Sci 5:361. doi: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000361
Copyright: © 2015 Soundarapandian P, 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.
Three saturated fatty acids were reported in the present study (Palmitic acid, Margaric acid and Stearic acid). All three saturated fatty acids were uniformly shown higher values in females followed by berried females and males. Among three fatty acids, stearic acid contribution was maximum followed by margaric and palmitic acids. Only one monounsaturated fatty acid (Oleic Acid) and two polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega-6 and Omeg-3 fatty acids) were recorded in P. vigil. The linolenic and Alpha linolenic acids were abundant in females followed by berried females and males. The total contributions of unsaturated fatty acids were maximum than saturated fatty acids. From the present study it is confirm that P. vigil had rich amount of unsaturated fatty acids which control many heart related diseases. Further, females contain maximum amount of unsaturated fatty acids than males. So, in order of preference, females are standing first that followed by males for consumption.