Occurence of Scoliosis, Pugheadness and Disappearance of Pelvic Fin in Three Marine Fish Species from Turkey
Laith A. Jawad1
1 Flat Bush, Manukau, Auckland 2016, New Zealand
2 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Faculty of Fisheries, 48000, Kötekli, Muğla, Turkey
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
International Journal of Marine Science
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