Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 57 Issue 2

Nutritional composition of penaeidean shrimps along Tamil Nadu, southeast coast of India

R. Sri Sakthi Priyadarshini, P. K. Karuppasamy, P. Santhanam and N. Ramamoorthy

Nutritional composition of commercial shrimps of wild origin was comparatively studied between Melicertus canaliculatus, Marsupenaeus japonicus, Melicertus latisulcatus and Solenocera crassicornis collected along the southeast coast of India. The abdominal muscle tissue were viscerated and dried in an oven at 60° C, ground and used for the biochemical composition. The species evinced statistically significant difference in their protein, lipid and carbohydrate (p<0.05) levels. Higher protein level was observed in S. crassicornis (66.9 %) than other species.


Protein, essential amino acids, fatty acids,shrimps, PUFA

Date : 15-12-2015