Fatty acids composition of selected farmed and wild freshwater fishes

Jumat Salimon, Nurasyikin Abdul Rahman

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Abstract

Crude fat and fatty acids composition were examined in 16 different species of Malaysian freshwater fishes. Nine species of farmed and seven species of wild fishes lipids were extracted using chloroform: methanol sohxlet extraction. The results showed that the crude lipids in muscle of farmed fishes were higher than the wild fishes, ranging from 20-50% (wt/wt) and 4-15% (wt/wt) respectively. Asian red-tail catfish showed highest total lipid among other fishes which was of 51.64% (wt/wt), followed by red pomfret and yellow-tail catfish which were of 46.2% and 43.2% respectively. Eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA and docosahexaenoic acid, DHA in wild fishes were found higher compared to captive fish. Among the fishes studied, grey feather back contain high in EPA (2.9%) and DHA (121%) as well ay snakeskin gouramy (EPA; 3.0% and DHA; 12.8%) and tengalan (EPA; 1.1% and DHA; 7.2%). Other fishes, on the other hand contain less percentage in ω-3 fatty acids. The diet and the environment where the fishes were found are the main reason for the differences in fish fatly acids content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume37
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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Keywords

  • ω-3 fatty acids
  • EPA and DHA
  • Farmed and wild fish
  • Fish oil

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Fatty acids composition of selected farmed and wild freshwater fishes. / Salimon, Jumat; Rahman, Nurasyikin Abdul.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 37, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 149-153.

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Salimon, Jumat ; Rahman, Nurasyikin Abdul. / Fatty acids composition of selected farmed and wild freshwater fishes. In: Sains Malaysiana. 2008 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 149-153.
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