Author(s): Jassim M. Abed

Email(s): akhbeel1@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.5958/2349-2988.2016.00027.9   

Address: Jassim M. Abed
Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 8,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2016


ABSTRACT:
A total of 41 specimens of bagrid fish Mystus pelusius (Solander, 1794), were collected from Al-Hammar marsh, southern Iraq during December 2011 till April 2012. Meristic and morphometric characters are given. Dorsal fin containing one strong spine and 6-8 rays, anal fin 9 - 12 rays, total gill raker 14 on first gill arch. dorsal fin base length 14.3 - 16.1, Anal fin base length 9.8- 13, inter dorsal - adipose fin distance 3.7- 6.7, Adipose fin base length 39.3- 45.2, Caudal peduncle length 19.9- 26.2, Pre Anus length 49.2- 55.1, all in percentage of standard length. Head width 65.19 -78.2, post orbital length 42.23- 47.88, eye diameter16.89- 19.45, dorsal spine length 71.75- 92.18, maxillary barble 201.34 - 245.83, and nasal barble 35.43 - 54.2 all in percentage of head length. Total number of vertebrae 44-46.


Cite this article:
Jassim M. Abed. Biometry of Bagrid Fish Mystus pelusius (Solander, 1794) (Siluriformes: Bagridae) from Al-Hammar Marsh, Southern Iraq. Research J. Science and Tech. 2016; 8(4):185-189. doi: 10.5958/2349-2988.2016.00027.9


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