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Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences

Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences

2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part JUNE
Macro and trace mineral elements of five small indigenous fishes of Manipur, India
Author(s): Shantosh Mayanglambam and Sarojnalini Chungkham
Abstract: Proximate composition and concentration of macro (Ca, K, Na and Mg) and trace elements (Mn, Cu, Zn and Fe) of five different Small Indigenous Fishes of Manipur viz Devario acquipinnatus, Glossogobius giuris, Hypsibarbus myitkyinae, Puntius chola and Tariqilabeo burmanicus was analyzed. Significantly higher (P<0.05) moisture (76.21±1.11) was recorded in G. giuris. Concentration of protein (21.00±0.00) was found highest in D. acquipinnatus. In T. burmanicus, significantly higher lipid (10.76±0.03) and ash (4.00±0.12) were recorded among the small fishes studied. Macro and trace mineral elements were recorded in all the fishes. Results from the analysis revealed that Ca, Mg and K were 2244.0±3.77 mg/100g, 125.8±1.09 mg/100g and 149.8±1.1 mg/100g respectively which shows significantly (P<0.05) higher in G. giuris among the fish species studied. Significantly higher (P<0.05) Na (102.4±1.7 mg/100g), Mn (1.26±0.04 mg/100g) and Zn (1.77±0.013 mg/100g) respectively were recorded in P. chola Higher concentration of Cu (0.35±0.007 mg/100g) and Fe (25.3±0.36 mg/100g) were observed highest in T. burmanicus and D. acquipinnatus respectively. From the above study, it was revealed that Small Indigenous Fishes are good sources of essential mineral elements which are indispensable for the maintenance of human health and various physiological abnormalities of the human body. Thus consumption and conservation of small fishes should be encouraged
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