Incidence of Lordosis in the Cyprinid Fish, Carasobarbus luteus and the Shad, Tenualosa ilisha Collected from Barash Waters, Iraq  

Laith A. Jawad1 , A. J. Al-Faisal2 , F. M. Al-Mutlak2
1. Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
2. Marine Science Centre, University of Basra, Basra-Iraq
Author    Correspondence author
International Journal of Marine Science, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 45   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0045
Received: 09 May, 2014    Accepted: 13 Jun., 2014    Published: 11 Aug., 2014
© 2014 BioPublisher Publishing Platform
This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Preferred citation for this article:

Jawad et al., 2014, Incidence of Lordosis in the Cyprinid Fish, Carasobarbus luteus and the Shad, Tenualosa ilisha Collected from Barash Waters, Iraq, International Journal of Marine Science, Vol.4, No.45 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0045)

Abstract

Incidences of severe lordosis involving two flexions are reported in a specimen of cyprinid fish Carasobarbus luteus and Tenualosa ilisha. For both species, the values for the angles lies between the lines passing through the sides of the vertebral column and enclosing the curvature and the depth of the curvature of the angle were obtained. Also, the ratio of the vertebral column to the fish total length of the deformed and the normal specimens of the two species were calculated. Possible causes for such anomalies were discussed.

Keywords
Anomalies; Cyprinidae; Clupeidae; lordosis; vertebral column; Al-Hammar Marsh
[Full-Text PDF] [Full-Flipping PDF] [Full-Text HTML]
International Journal of Marine Science
• Volume 4
View Options
. PDF(514KB)
. FPDF
. HTML
. Online fPDF
Associated material
. Readers' comments
Other articles by authors
pornliz suckporn porndick pornstereo . Laith A. Jawad
. A. J. Al-Faisal
. F. M. Al-Mutlak
Related articles
. Anomalies
. Cyprinidae
. Clupeidae
. lordosis
. vertebral column
. Al-Hammar Marsh
Tools
. Email to a friend
. Post a comment