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Apparent digestibility of some nutrient sources by juvenile mud crab, Scylla serrata (Forskal 1775)

Tuan, V., Anderson, A., Luong-Van, Jim, Shelley, C. and Allan, G. (2006). Apparent digestibility of some nutrient sources by juvenile mud crab, Scylla serrata (Forskal 1775). Aquaculture Research,37(4):359-365.

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Title Apparent digestibility of some nutrient sources by juvenile mud crab, Scylla serrata (Forskal 1775)
Author Tuan, V.
Anderson, A.
Luong-Van, Jim
Shelley, C.
Allan, G.
Journal Name Aquaculture Research
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 37
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1365-2109   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-33645003056
Start Page 359
End Page 365
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Field of Research 0704 - Fisheries Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract As part of preliminary work aimed at the development of a formulated diet for the mud crab, Scylla serrata, an experiment was conducted with juvenile mud crabs (95.65 +/- 2.17 g) to determine apparent digestibility coefficients (ADC) for cellulose, fish meal, shrimp meal, blood meal, soybean meal, wheat flour and cod liver oil. Apparent digestibility coefficients for dry matter (ADC(dm)), energy (ADC(energy)) and protein (ADC(protein)) were in the ranges 70.0-95.7%, 77.4-97.1% and 57.7-97.9% respectively. Soybean meal had the highest ADC(dm) and wheat flour had the lowest value (P < 0.05), while the ADC(dm) for fish meal, blood meal and shrimp meal were not different (P >= 0.05). Similarly, soybean meal had the same ADC(energy) as that of fish meal, but higher than those of cod liver oil, blood meal and shrimp meal (P < 0.05). Moreover, the ADC(protein) for blood meal or shrimp meal were not significantly different from fish meal (P >= 0.05); nevertheless, they were lower than that of soybean meal and higher than that of wheat flour (P < 0.05). Of significant interest was the ADC(dm) (78.0%) and ADC(energy) (77.4%) for cellulose, which indicates that plant-based nutrient sources may well be a useful component of formulated diets for mud crabs.
Keywords cellulose
scylla serrata
apparent digestibility coefficients (adc)
chinese hairy crab
silver perch
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