Feeding and Breeding Biology of Amblypharyngodon mola – A Review

Sandipan Gupta, Samir Banerjee


Amblypharyngodon mola is a popular food fish of Indian sub-continent due to its high nutritional value. Earlier many workers have carried out studies on feeding and breeding biology of this fish species but consolidated information on the same is not available. So, a survey of published literatures on the feeding and breeding biology of A. mola has been carried out to consolidate the available information.  Lacunae of information has been pointed out for further study mainly on age group wise variation in food preference and correlation of breeding periodicity with hydrological parameters and photoperiod.


Food, Algae, Spawning, Fecundity, Sex-ratio

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