Blood cell profile of six Mediterranean mariculture fish species

TitleBlood cell profile of six Mediterranean mariculture fish species
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPavlidis, M, Futter WC, Katharios P, Divanach P
JournalJournal of Applied Ichthyology
Pages70 - 73

The haematological profile and a description of the cell types from the peripheral blood of six Mediterranean fish species are presented. The highest haematocrit value was recorded in the saupe, Sarpa salpa (P < 0.001), the only herbivorous species, and which also lacked monocyte cells. Eosinophils were absent from the blood of the European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax. White sea bream, Diplodus sargus and gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata had statistically significantly high numbers of neutrophils and low numbers of lymphocytes (P < 0.001). The numbers of different leucocyte cell types were not influenced by sex or maturity stage in any species, although some variation in the maximum diameter of the cells was observed. © 2007 The Authors Journal compilation © 2007 Blackwell Verlag, Berlin.


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