Parameters of the Red Blood Cell Count in Three Species of Carp Fishes

B. NIKOLOV1 and D. BOYADZIEVA – DOICHINOVA2

1University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, BG - 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, BG - 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Abstract

NIKOLOV, B. and D. BOYADZIEVA – DOICHINOVA, 2010. Parameters of the red blood cell count in three species of carp fishes. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 16: 307-310

The study was conducted under laboratory conditions during the years 2007-2008. We examined 11 parameters of the red blood cell count in three carp species: Carassius gibelio (L.), Alburnus alburnus (L.) and Scardinius erythrophthalmus (L.). The results were compared for individual species, as well as with data forother freshwater fishes. The survey can be used as a basis for determining bio-constants of the red blood cell count of the three species.

Key words: Cyprinidae, haematological parameters, erythrocyte, ex-situ

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