Journal de recherche halieutique


Novel Xanthic phenotype of the silver carp, Hypothalamichthyes molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844) identification and characterization.

Pawar RT*, Rankhambb SV, Pathan TS

In this study Xanthic phenotype of the silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix was identified and characterized. In the course of observation, we discovered eight brood fishes were infected with X. phenotype. The five malformed specimen’s complete body become yellow in shade and three specimens was malformed on body, head, eyes and fins that are having a faint yellowish and orange color. In the bizarre specimens, red to orange spots replacing the dark spots found in the ordinary specimens. At the same time as other deformities such as distorted lateral lines were seen in one of the abnormal specimen.