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The study on changes of nutrition on Iron levels and hazard quotient (HQ) on plankton eater, carnivores, omnivores and herbivores fishes from Khuzestan, South West of Iran

A. Askary Sary, V. Karimi Sari

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.5(5), 166-171, November 2014


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The aim of this study was research the changes of nutrition on Iron levels and hazard quotient (HQ) on plankton eater[silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix), big head carp (Aristichthys nobilis) and silver pomfret(Pampus argenteus)], carnivores[Orange – spolted grouper(Epinephelus coioides), Yellow fin sea bream(Acanthopagrus latus),Tongue fishes(Cynoglossus arel)], omnivores common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and herbivores grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) fishes from Khuzestan, south west of Iran. Farmed fish sampled was prepared from the Azadegan warm water fish culture center and marine fish sampled was prepared from fishing ports Bhrekan, Abadan and Bandar Emam, Khuzestan south west Iran. Iron concentration measured by wet digestion and atomic absorption spectrometer Perkin Elmer 4100. The results showed iron average concentrations in muscle on plankton eater, carnivores, omnivores and herbivores to be equal were 15.36, 15.63, 11.42 and 12.99 and hazard quotient (HQ) to be equal were 0.56, 0.55, 0.41 and 0. 42. Hazard quotient in all samples was less than one and so fish nutrition no risk in terms of the amount of iron in the human body.


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