Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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The Chemical Composition of Some Marine Fishes from the Iraqi Marine Waters



Address:   Amjed K. Resen1, Dhia F. Alfekaiki2, Nada R. Othman1
1Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Basrah, Iraq.
2Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture, University of Basrah, Iraq.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2988.2017.00041.9

ABSTRACT:
The current study was conducted during the period from October 2013 until September 2014 to estimate the chemical composition for three species of marine fish; Acanthopagru arabicus, Chelon subviridis and Cynoglossus arel. Higher percentage of fat in A. arabicus was recorded at spring (4.23%) while the lowest was in C. arel at summer (1.75%). Moisture acheived highest percentage in C. arel at summer with 79.14% and the lowest percentage was in A. arabicus at spring (70.8%). The results indicated an inverse relationship between moisture and fat contents with differences among seasons and the studied species. C. arel was characterized at autumn by the higher content of ash (8.1%). Protein content analysis showed no significant difference (P>0.05) except that between A. arabicus, with C. subviridis and C. arel, where. A. arabicus achieved the highest value atn spring (20.12%) and the lowest value was recorded for C. arel at summer (14.18%).
KEYWORDS:
The Chemical Composition of Some Marine Fishes from the Iraqi Marine Waters.
Cite:
Amjed K. Resen, Dhia F. Alfekaiki, Nada R. Othman. The Chemical Composition of Some Marine Fishes from the Iraqi Marine Waters. Research J. Science and Tech. 2017; 9(2): 231-233.
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