Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development
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ISSN: 2155-9546

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Ashraf Suloma

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  • Research Article
    Arachidonic acid is a Major Component in Gonadal Fatty acids of Tropical Coral Reef fish in the Philippines and Japan
    Author(s): Ashraf Suloma and Hiroshi Y. OgataAshraf Suloma and Hiroshi Y. Ogata

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the characteristics of gonadal fatty acid composition in 19 species of wild coral reef fish (Serranidae, Lutjanidae, Lethridae, Siganidae and Labridae) from Philippine (11 species of female) and Japanese (8 species of female and 5 species of male) waters with special attention to arachidonic acid (ArA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) levels and their ratios. ArA levels were always higher than EPA levels in polar lipids of all the species and in neutral lipids in 17 of the 19 species. In ovarian polar lipids of the 19 species, ArA level ranged from 6.0% to 19.4%, while EPA level ranged from 0.9% to 6.2%. Ovarian DHA level was also always higher than EPA in all the species analyzed. Consequently, ArA/EPA ratios of these species were high, unlike cold- and temperate-water species.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9546.1000111

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