Volume No. 11 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 339-344 October-December 2016
THERMOACCLIMATORY VARIATION INDUCED ALTERATION IN TOTAL R.B.C. OF THE FRESH WATER FISH, Channa orientalis (SCHNEIDER)
Borane V. R.
Department of Zoology, Jijamata Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nandurbar, Maharashtra (INDIA)
Received on : September 20, 2016
Fresh water fishes, C. orientalis were exposed to different temperature viz. 15oC, 20oC, 30oC, and 400C. Remarkable changes in tRBC were observed. The results were compared with the fish’s acclimated to ambient temperature at 270C. The tRBC count was found to be increased as temperature increases and decreased as temperature decreases. Temperature of aquatic environment is important tool for ensuring the normal metabolism affects blood vascular system of aquatic organisms. The present investigation deals with influence of temperature on the tRBC in C. orientalis.
Keywords : Temperature stress, Total erythrocyte count (tRBC), C. orientalis, Vascular system, Genetics