• Sangita R. Kudale Department of Zoology, Modern Education Society’s, Nowrosjee Wadia College; Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune


Body composition, food value, Lepturacanthus savala, ribbon fish


The marine fishery is contributing to food, nutrition, and security. Besides this also provides employment opportunities. Fisheries is the basic source of livelihood for many poor coastal people and also contributes to foreign exchange too. During the present study body composition and food value of ribbon fish, Lepturacanthus savala (Cuvier, 1829) was studied from Karwar waters, Karnataka from December-2011 to December- 2012. Monthly, fresh fish samples were collected by random sampling method for Three fish landing centers Baithkol, Majali, and Karwar. A total of Sixty fish ranging from 200- 600mm in length were studied. Estimation of protein was done by Lowry et. al. (1951), Lipid estimation was done by Folch et. al. (1957) and for carbohydrate estimation Dubois et. al. (1956) was used. In L. savala average values recorded were moisture (84.26), protein (73.05, fat (6.6), carbohydrate (0.85), and ash (4.82). The calorific value obtained for L. savala was 4.787 Kcal / g. The present attempt has been made to fill the gap which exists between our knowledge and ribbon fish exploitation.


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Sangita R. Kudale. (2023). BIOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF RIBBON FISH, LEPTURACANTHUS SAVALA FROM KARWAR WATERS (CUVIER, 1829). International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(5). Retrieved from