Studies on ecological status, nutritive values and exploitation of Peronia verruculata, Cuvier, 1830 (Gastropoda: Onchidiidae) from Gulf of Khambhat, India

Solanki D Kanejiya J Gohil B     

Abstract

Molluscs were exploited as a food since middle Palaeolithic time. Slugs are the brilliant indicator of climate change and also a good source of protein. The present investigation attempts to evaluate the population status, nutritive values and threats to the marine pulmonate Peronia verruculata from five stations of Gulf of Khambhat. It was found to consume by the local people especially from June to October when it shows great populations in upper intertidal area. Proximate analyses revealed that slug meat contains good amount of protein (59.42±1.82%), carbohydrate (10.52±1.0%) and lipid (5.73±0.98%). P. verruculata over exploited by the local people of selected coasts while pollution and coastal development could be the significant threats to this slug.


MS Received Date:   2017-06-03  MS Accepted Date:  2017-07-07  MS Published Date:  2017-07-12
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Solanki D, Kanejiya J., Gohil B. "Studies on ecological status, nutritive values and exploitation of Peronia verruculata, Cuvier, 1830 (Gastropoda: Onchidiidae) from Gulf of Khambhat, India" Journal of Zoology Studies 4.3 (2017): 24-28.
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Solanki, D., Kanejiya, J., Gohil, B. (2017). Studies on ecological status, nutritive values and exploitation of Peronia verruculata, Cuvier, 1830 (Gastropoda: Onchidiidae) from Gulf of Khambhat, India. Journal of Zoology Studies, 4(3), 24-28.
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Solanki D, Kanejiya J, Gohil B. Studies on ecological status, nutritive values and exploitation of Peronia verruculata, Cuvier, 1830 (Gastropoda: Onchidiidae) from Gulf of Khambhat, India. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2017; 4(3): 24-28.
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