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Proximate Body Composition of Talang Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus Lacépède, 1801) from Pakistan

Proximate Body Composition of Talang Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus Lacépède, 1801) from Pakistan

Sheikh Muhammad Azam1,2 and Muhammad Naeem1*

1Institute of Pure and Applied Biology (Zoology Division), Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan: 2Department of Zoology, Division of Science & Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Muhammad Naeem, Institute of Pure and Applied Biology (Zoology Division), Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan; Email: dr_naeembzu@yahoo.com

 

ABSTRACT

Proximate body composition implies composition of water, ash, protein and lipids. Basic purpose of the present work was to avow nutritious status of Scomberoides commersonnianus. Therefore, current study analysis was performed to analyze body composition of the studied fish. A total of 73 specimens of S. commersonnianus having different size, ranged 94.5 to 1183g of body weight and 20.5 to 56.9 cm in total length were randomly chosen from Arabian Sea Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan for analysis of proximate study. The mean percent values of different constituents were 73.95% water, 3.58% ash, 3.98% fat, 18.48% protein and 22.46% organic contents in wet weight of the fish. The relationships of percent H2O with other constituents in wet body weight were found to be highly significant (P<0.001), however the relation with percent ash, fat, organic contents and protein in dry body weight were non-significant (P>0.05). Highly significant relationships were also observed for fish size (weight and total length) with all other body constituents in log-transformed data. Condition factor had highly significant relationships with percent ash, water, protein, organic contents while significant relation was observed with percent fat.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 54, Iss. 1, Pages 1-501

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