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Occurence of Scoliosis, Pugheadness and Disappearance of Pelvic Fin in Three Marine Fish Species from Turkey  

Laith A. Jawad1 , Murat ÇELİK2 , Celal ATEŞ2
1 Flat Bush, Manukau, Auckland 2016, New Zealand
2 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Faculty of Fisheries, 48000, Kötekli, Muğla, Turkey
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 28   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0028
Received: 12 Jul., 2017    Accepted: 28 Jul., 2017    Published: 03 Aug., 2017
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Jawad L.A., ÇELİK M., and ATEŞ C., 2017, Occurrence of scoliosis, pugheadness and disappearance of pelvic fin in three marine fish species from Turkey, International Journal of Marine Science, 7(28): 275-283 (doi:  10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0028)


Skeletal deformities such as scoliosis, pugheadness and complete absence of pelvic fins have been described in three specimens of Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758, Nemipterus randalli Russell, 1986 and Sparus aurata (Linnaeus, 1758). The cases of scoliosis were with 4 lateral bends, pugheadness with a significant absence of bones from the preorbital region of the fish skull and the complete absence of pelvic fins accompanied with absence of pelvic girdle.

Skeletal anomalies; Abnormalities; Environmental pollution; Vertebral column; Fins; Mediterranean Sea
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