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Incidence of Lordosis in Puntius kamalika (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) Collected from Colombo District, Sri Lanka  

Laith A. Jawad1 , Hiranya Sudasinghe2
1 Flat Bush, Manukau, Auckland 2016, New Zealand
2 Department of Zoology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 7   doi: 10.5376/ija.2017.07.0007
Received: 25 Apr., 2017    Accepted: 17 May, 2017    Published: 22 May, 2017
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Jawad L.A., and Sudasinghe H., 2017, Incidence of lordosis in Puntius kamalika (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) collected from Colombo District, Sri Lanka, International Journal of Aquaculture, 7(7): 51-56 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2017.07.0007)


Cases of lordosis including one flexion is described in one specimen of Puntius kamalika. To estimate the severances of lordosis several morphometric measurements of the vertebrae were taken in addition to the angle found in between the two sides of the lordotic vertebrae. The depth of the curvature is also measured to estimate the severity of the case. Causes of these cases were of anomalies were discussed.

Anomalies; Cyprinidae; Lordosis; Vertebral column; Sri Lanka
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