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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 173–175 | Cite as

Carotenoids in fish XIV. The carotenoid content in the flesh of certain species from the Antarctic.

  • Bazyli Czeczuga
  • Bernard Klyszejko
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Abstract

The authors investigated the presence of various carotenoids in the fish of certain species in the Rajidae (Raja georgiana), Muraenolepidae (Muraenolepis microps), Notothenidae rDissostichus eleginoides, Notothenia gibberifrons, Notothenid rossi-marmorata, Trematomus hansoni) and Chaenichthyidae (Chaenocephalus aceratus, Champsocephalus gunnari, Pseudochaenichthys georgianus) family from the Antarctic by means of columnar and thin-layer chromatography.

The following carotenoids were identified: ß-carotene, α-cryptoxanthin, canthaxanthin, flavoxanthin, isozeaxanthin, zeaxanthin, tunaxanthin, lutein-5, 6-epoxide, aurochrome, aurochrome-like, auroxanthin, astaxanthin, astaxanthin ester and 4-hydroxy-α-carotene.

The total carotenoid content of this fishes was from 0.066 to 0.122 µg/g fresh weight.

Keywords

carotenoids in fishes antarctic fishes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bazyli Czeczuga
    • 1
  • Bernard Klyszejko
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General BiologyMedical AcademyBialystokPoland
  2. 2.Department of Fish PhysiologyAcademy of AgricultureSzczecinPoland

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