Abstract: Proximate, Fatty Acids (FA) and element compositions of two shrimp species, deep seawater rose-shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris) and golden shrimp (Plesionika martia), were determined. Amount of lipid in P. longirostris and P. martia was found as 1.1 and 2.61%. Proportion of lipid in both shrimps was lower than that of marine fish. Surprisingly, FA profile of these 2 shrimp species can be comparable with that of marine fish. The amounts of PUFAs in both shrimp species were found higher than those of SFA and MUFA. Level of DHA in P. longirostris was significantly (p<0.05) higher than that of P. martia. In addition, major macro elements found in both of the shrimp species were Ca, K, Na, P and Mg. Zinc and iron were the major micro elements followed by Cu and Mn. Heavy metals such as, Cd and Cr, were in below the safe limits.
Abdullah Oksuz , Ayse Ozyilmaz , Mevlut Aktas , Gozde Gercek and Jelena Motte , 2009. A Comparative Study on Proximate, Mineral and Fatty Acid Compositons of Deep Seawater Rose Shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris, Lucas 1846) and golden Shrimp (Plesionika martia, A. Milne-Edwards, 1883). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 183-189.