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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2019 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 75-79

doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2640749

Comparison of proximate and fatty acid composition of shell of marine edible shrimps, Heterocarpus gibbosus (Bate, 1888) and Aristeus alcocki (Ramadan, 1938)

R. Bharathi, D. Vigneshpriya and N. Krishnaveni

Received on: 03/01/2019

Revised on: 03/20/2019

Accepted on: 03/21/2019

Published on: 04/12/2019

  • R. Bharathi, D. Vigneshpriya and N. Krishnaveni( 2019).

    Comparison of proximate and fatty acid composition of shell of marine edible shrimps, Heterocarpus gibbosus (Bate, 1888) and Aristeus alcocki (Ramadan, 1938)

    . International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 4( 2), 75-79.

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Abstract

The present study was carried out to assess the proximate and fatty acid compositions of two edible marine shrimp’s shell, Aristeus alcocki and Heterocarpus gibbosus collected from Mandapam coast, Tamil Nadu, India.  The results of proximate composition showed the percentage of protein (3.12 mg/g), moisture (50.92 %), carbohydrate (1.29 mg/g), lipid (3.66 mg/g) and ash (19.56 %) contents were higher in shell of H. gibbosus compared to A. alcock (protein (2.14 mg/g), moisture (41.49 %), carbohydrate (1 mg/g), lipids (2.76 mg/g) and ash (16.10 %)). Likewise H. gibbosus contains fifteen fatty acids whereas A. alcocki contains twenty one fatty acids. The present study revealed that H. gibbosus and A. alcocki are having high saturated fatty acids and proximate composition which contribute to a good nutritional status.

Keywords

Shrimp shell, Proximate composition, Fatty acid, Nutritional status.