Effect of Seasonal Changes in Fatty Acids Profile of Orange Fin Pony Fish (Leiognathus bindus) and Sulphur Goatfishes (Upeneus sulphureus)   

Khadijeh Nabi Ghahfarrokhi1 , Mansoreh Ghaeni2 , Ladan Zaheri3
1. Young Researchers and Elite Club, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
2. Department of Fisheries, College of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz Branch, Ahvaz, Iran
3. Fisheries Scientific Association, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 5   doi: 10.5376/ija.2014.04.0005
Received: 08 Dec., 2013    Accepted: 05 Jan., 2014    Published: 10 Feb., 2014
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Ghahfarrokhi et al., 2014, Effect of Seasonal Changes in Fatty Acids Profile of Orange Fin Pony Fish (Leiognathus bindus) and Sulphur Goatfishes (Upeneus sulphureus), International Journal of Aquaculture, Vol.4, No.05: 29-35 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2014.04.0005)

In this study, the fatty acids composition and the related health lipid indices (IA, atherogenic and IT thrombogenic) of Orange fin pony fish (Leiognathus bindus) and sulphur goatfishes (Upeneus sulphureus) were studied in different season in Mahshahr port in south of Iran. Fatty acids were analyzed by Gas Chromatograph (FID). The fatty acid composition of L. bindus and U. sulphureus showed a relevant proportion (26.95% and 25.34% respectively) of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) with a prevalence of the n – 3 series. The IA and IT indices resulted comparable in Spring and Fall. The ratio of W3/W6 was different in Fall and Spring for both species.
Leiognathus bindus; Upeneus sulphureus; Biochemistry; Atherogenic and Thrombogenic
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