Vertebral Anomalies in Mullus barbatus (Actinopterygiidae: Osteichthyes: Mullidae), Collected from Izmir Bay, North-eastern Aegean Sea, Turkey
Laith A. Jawad1
1 Flat Bush, Manukau, Auckland 2016, New Zealand
2 Department of Fishing Technology, Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, Urla, Izmir, Turkey
International Journal of Marine Science, 2018, Vol. 8, No. 7 doi: 10.5376/ijms.2018.08.0007
Received: 27 Dec., 2017 Accepted: 22 Jan., 2018 Published: 29 Jan., 2018
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Jawad L.A., and Akyol O., 2018, Vertebral anomalies in Mullus barbatus (Actinopterygiidae: Osteichthyes: Mullidae), collected from Izmir Bay, North-eastern Aegean Sea, Turkey, International Journal of Marine Science, 8(7): 59-65 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2018.08.0007)
Vertebral deformity, vertebral coalescence, hyperostosis and some minor anomalies are observed in one specimen of red mullet, Mullus barbatus, collected from the coast of Urla, Izmir Bay, North-eastern Aegean Sea. All abnormalities were found in the abdominal and caudal regions. Factors such as environmental and genetic could be behind such deformities.
Vertebral deformities; Mullus barbatus; Fusion; Coalescence; Hyperostosis
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