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Research Journal of Science and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 231) Last page : ( 233)
Print ISSN : 0975-4393. Online ISSN : 2349-2988.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2988.2017.00041.9

The Chemical Composition of Some Marine Fishes from the Iraqi Marine Waters

Resen Amjed K.1,*, Alfekaiki Dhia F.2, Othman Nada R.1

1Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Basrah, Iraq

2Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture, University of Basrah, Iraq

*Corresponding Author E-mail: amjedkrr@yahoo.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.


The current study was conducted during the period from October 2013 until September 2014 to estimate the chemical composition for three species of marine fish; Acanthopagru arabicus, Chelon subviridis and Cynoglossus arel. Higher percentage of fat in A. arabicus was recorded at spring (4.23%) while the lowest was in C. arel at summer (1.75%). Moisture acheived highest percentage in C. arel at summer with 79.14% and the lowest percentage was in A. arabicus at spring (70.8%). The results indicated an inverse relationship between moisture and fat contents with differences among seasons and the studied species. C. arel was characterized at autumn by the higher content of ash (8.1%). Protein content analysis showed no significant difference (P>0.05) except that between A. arabicus, with C. subviridis and C. arel, where. A. arabicus achieved the highest value atn spring (20.12%) and the lowest value was recorded for C. arel at summer (14.18%).


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