• M Sinha

      Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences

    • Food preference studies ofPlotosus canius Hamilton and its cultural suitability

      M Sinha

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      The food preference ofP. canius, carried out from fish samples of Hooghly-Matiah estuary and Chilka lake is described. Qualitative study of the food showed the species to be a predatory carnivore right from its fingerling stage. The study justifies the inclusion of the species in brackishwater aquaculture as a biological control of unwanted crabs.

    • Functional morphology, anatomy and histology of the digestive organs of the catfishPlotosus canius Hamilton

      M Sinha

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      The morphology, anatomy and histology of the organs concerned with capture and digestion of food of the canine catfish-eelPlotosus canius Hamilton, have been described. It shows a primitive organisation of digestive organs in the presence of only one type of secretory cell in the gastric glands and diffused pancreatic cells, embedded within the intrahepatic cells. The study indicates the species to be a carnivore with characters of both primitive, as well as, developed carnivorous nature. While discussing, the structural peculiarities observed, have been correlated with type of food generally encountered in the gut of the species.

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