Published: 2022-12-30

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i243353

Page: 510-521


Department of Zoology, Seethalakshmi Achi College for Women (Affiliated to Alagappa University), Pallathur – 630107, Tamil Nadu, India.


Department of Zoology, Seethalakshmi Achi College for Women (Affiliated to Alagappa University), Pallathur – 630107, Tamil Nadu, India.


PG & Research Department of Zoology, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (An Autonomous Institution Affiliated to Bharathidasan University), Poondi, Thanjavur 613503, Tamil Nadu, India.


Department of Research and Innovation, Institute of Biotechnology, Saveetha School of Engineering (SSE), Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Thandalam, Chennai, 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The finfishes Epinephelus malabaricus and Lutjanus argentimaculatus are cost-effectively imperative, so selected for divergent sizes, proximate compositions like crude protein, carbohydrate, lipids, ash and gross energy in relation to dissimilar seasons, size and sex groups with the vision of assessing the nutritive values and their % contributions, Indeterminates (IM), females (F), males (M) are selected for these studies. In the current studies results are showed different parameters; in E. malabaricus the utmost crude protein amount was observed (20-30 cm; 73.86%) post-monsoon from IM followed by same season in IM showed (10-20 cm; 73.85%), crude carbohydrate uppermost content was noticed in post-monsoon from F (50-60 cm; 72.15%) followed by same post-monsoon in M showed (50-60 cm; 71.31%). superior amount of lipid content maximum amount was observed in F (40-50 cm; 7.75%) in post-monsoon followed by same season in F (50-60 cm; 7.11%), the highest ash content was obtained from IM (20-30 cm; 8.12%) observed in post-monsoon followed by same season in IM (10-20 cm; 8.11%), highest cross energy was noticed in post-monsoon of F (50-60 cm; 18.39%) followed by same season in M showed (50-60 cm; 18.35%). In L. argentimaculatus premier amount of crude protein in IM was observed (10-25 cm; 75.05%) in summer followed by same season in IM showed (25-40 cm; 75.02%), crude carbohydrate high content was noticed from M & F (70-85 cm; 4.75%) in summer, followed by in F showed (70-85 cm; 4.45%) in monsoon and post-monsoon. Uppermost lipid content was observed from F in summer (55-70 cm; 7.21% & 70-85 cm; 7.20%) followed by post-monsoon in F was obtained (70-85 cm; 6.98%), utmost ash content was expressed in IM (10-25 cm; 7.25%) pre-monsoon followed by same season IM (25-40 cm; 7.05%), highest energy content was noticed in summer in F (70-85 cm; 18.34 MJ/kg) followed by same season M showed (70-85 cm; 18.04 MJ/kg), based on different parameters it concluded that selected finfishes are potentially functional for the human societies.

Keywords: Ash content, carbohydrate, lipids, monsoon, protein, summer

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