Authors : Bhausaheb R Ghorpade
Page Nos : 59-62
Studies on the seasonal variation in the lipid content of body tissues of, Barytelphusa cunicularis a locally available freshwater crab, of dams near Pathardi were conducted for a period of one year .The lipid content in gonad, hepatopancreas, muscle, body and claw meat was studied during different reproductive stages. Study showed that during maturation, lipid content increased in the gonads and decreased in hepatopancreas. During preparatory phase lipid were higher in gonad and hepatopancreas. Remarkable variation in the lipid content of different tissues has been observed during the study period. Changes in the lipid content in all the tissues were observed to be statistically significant (P<0.05).