Published: 2022-12-31

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i243356

Page: 537-548


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.


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–602105, 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.

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The finfishes Scomberomorus guttatus and Sardinella longiceps are economically important, so selected for dissimilar sizes, proximate concern to and gross energy in relation to dissimilar seasons, size and sex groups with the vision of assessing the nutritive values like carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, energy, ash,  and   their % contributions, males (M), females (F) and Indeterminates (IM) selected for these studies. In results, the S. longiceps in summer season showed highest amount of crude protein was observed (4-7 cm; 73.21%) from IM followed by in summer IM showed (11-13 cm; 72.79%), carbohydrate crude content was noticed from F (17-19 cm; 4.85%) in summer followed by in post-monsoon showed (17-19 cm; 4.55%) F. Lipid content maximum amount was observed in F (17-19 cm; 22.43%) summer followed by same size F (20.03%), in pre-monsoon highest ash content was in M (11-13 cm; 4.38%) observed followed by same season in IM (8-10 cm; 4.27%), highest energy was noticed summer in F (17-19 cm; 21.45%) followed by same F in post-monsoon showed (17-19 cm; 20.25%). In S. guttatus the highest amount of crude protein was observed (4-8 cm; 73.13%) in pre-monsoon IM followed by same season IM showed (9-12 cm; 73.02%), carbohydrate content was noticed from F (21-24 cm; 3.92%) in pre-monsoon, followed by same F showed (21-24 cm; 3.85%). The lipid content was observed from F in pre-monsoon (21-24 cm; 20.01%) followed by same season in M was obtained (17-20 cm; 19.02%), highest ash content was expressed in IM (9-12 cm; 5.12%) monsoon followed by same season IM (4-8 cm; 5.11%), highest energy content was noticed in pre-monsoon in M (21-24 cm; 19.95 MJ/kg) followed by same season F showed (21-24 cm; 19.55 MJ/kg), concluded that selected finfishes are nutritionally important.

Keywords: Ash content, carbohydrate, proximate, protein, lipids

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