Hematological Parameter of Heteropneustes fossilis (Shing fish)

Authors

  • Tahmina Khanam Assistant professor, Department of Biotechnology and genetic engineering, University of Development Alternative, Dhaka
  • Gulshan Ara Latifa Professor, Department of Zoology, Dhaka University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsf.v11i1.19398

Keywords:

Hematology, ESR, Heteropneustes fossilis, EDTA, DC

Abstract

Background: The physiological conditions of fish are essential for the successful fish culture.

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to see the haematological parameter of air breathing cat fish (Heteropneustes fossilis) of Bangladesh.

Methodology: This animal study was conducted in the Bargen lab in the Department of Zoology at University of Dhaka as well as in The Peoples Pathological lab which was a private diagnostic laboratory at Dhaka city from July 2008 to April 2009 for a period of 9(nine) months. The fish was Heteropneustes fossilis. Haemocytometer including two graduated pipettes was used for counting leucocytes.

Result: The result indicated eight types of blood cells in peripheral condition of Heteropneustes fossilis. The average cellular counts of Heteropneustes fossilis were erythrocytes 8.45´106 m3, leukocytes 15.44´103m-3, Thrombocytes 34.72%, large lymphocytes 1.02%, small lymphocytes 26.7%, monocyte 3.9%, neutrophil 16.9%, eosinophils 6.97%, basophiles 8.6%, haemoglobin 11.7g 100ml1, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) 6.49g 100ml-1.  The most of the hematological parameter showed intra specific variation except eosinophils and ESR of Heteropneustes fossilis (Shing fish).

Conclusion: Hematological studies shows that the  physiology of  fish  change  with the change in  the environment, time, season, maturity, nutritional state, activity level physical and chemical change in water.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsf.v11i1.19398

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Published

2013-01-01

How to Cite

Khanam, T., & Latifa, G. A. (2013). Hematological Parameter of Heteropneustes fossilis (Shing fish). Journal of Science Foundation, 11(1), 3–10. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsf.v11i1.19398

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