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A study of haemogram of mud Eel Monopterus cuchia (Ham.) from Eastern Himalayas, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh-791113, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh-791113, India
  • 3Department of Zoology, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh-791113, India
  • 4Department of Zoology, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh-791113, India
  • 5Department of Zoology, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh-791113, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (1), Pages 24-26, January,10 (2019)

Abstract

Monopterus cuchia is a common mud eel distributed all along the North-Eastern India and Bangladesh. The high survival rates of this fish during transportation and marketing, along with its economic value makes it a highly demanding fish in the North-Eastern part of India. M. cuchia is known to have high erythrocytes indices. Hence the present work was carried out to study the morphometric index and its co-relation with the erythrocytic parameter of fish M. cuchia (Hamilton) from Eastern Himalayas. Blood parameters like haemoglobin content (Hb%), total erythrocyte count (TECX106 mm-3) and packed cell volume (PCV %) were done. Absolute values like mean cell haemoglobin (MCH), mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and mean cell volume (MCV) were done from the above blood parameters and data were correlated(r). The results indicates that there is a positive correlation (r=+0.85) between length and weight of the fish. When the Hb content was compared with TEC, it was positively correlated (r=+0.96). However, there was no correlation of haemoglobin either with length (r=+0.08) or weight (r=-0.03).

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