عنوان مقاله [English]
This study was done to assess the nutritional value of snapping shrimp species Alpheus lobidensof the east coast of Hormozgan Province. Sampling was done during the winter and 50 g of living samples were transmitted to the laboratory for measuring the protein, fat, and ash indexes. Analysis of snapping shrimp body composition revealed that 81.22±0.6% protein, 11.48±0.3% fat and 7.28±0.3% ash in dry weight that it had more protein to other live foods used in aquaculture (rotifers, Artemia nauplii, adult brine shrimp , daphnia and mysid ) and was comparable to adult Artemia nauplii and mysid. Given the need for protein in shrimp, %23-57 and %40-60 of marine fish, therefore they can be a suitable live food for a period of shrimps and some of marine fish larvae and freshwater fish life.