Study of Chromatophores of Fresh water Fishes from Amravati Local Market


Authors : Pooja A. Jadhav; Prajakta N. Bathe

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 9 - September

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The aim of this work was to study chromatophores of fishes. Chromatophore is a pigmentcontaining or light-reflecting cell found in the skin of fishes. of fishes from Chromatophores Amravati local market were studied by using an inverted microscope with an attached camera on 10X magnification. Based on the material representing seven species examination of photograph and Scales fish specimens from head, middle and tail region sides of the body were studied. There was found most abundant light absorbing chromatophore= i.e. melanophores. Catla catla, Channa punctata, Cirrhinus cirrhosus, Channa striata and Tilapia scales contain large numbers of dendritic shaped melanophores. In Labeo rohita along with melanophores erythrophores are also observed. Puntius has a smaller number of melanophores and moderately dispersed pigment granules.

Keywords : Chromatophores, Melanophores, Freshwater Fishes, Pigment Granules, Erythrophores

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