Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 321–330 | Cite as

Effect of two different habitat on haematological parameters of fishes of Odisha

  • Gayatri AcharyaEmail author
  • Prafulla Kumar Mohanty
Original Article


The aim of this study was to assess the influence of different water quality of Kausalyaganga pond of Bhubaneswar and Kalupada ghat, the northern sector of Chilika lagoon of Khordha district, Odisha on the haematological and morphometry of erythrocytes of Heteropneustes fossilis, Clarias batrachus, Channa punctatus, Channa striatus and Anabas testudineus. In both sampling sites, water physical-chemical-parameters of the water were measured. Our results showed statistical difference in pH, alkalinity, salinity and dissolved oxygen between the two sites. Haematological parameters like haemoglobin (Hb), red blood cell count (RBC), packed cell volume (PCV) and white blood cell count show a statistical significance in studied fishes of two different habitat except erythrocyte indices. The variations in haematological parameters are a good indicator to detect intra- and inter-specific variations in relation to different aquatic habitats. These results represent important haematological indices useful for monitoring the effect of environmental changes and physiological adaptive capacities of fishes.


Haematological parameters Habitat Chilika lagoon Kausalyaganga pond 



The authors would like to express their thanks to the Postgraduate Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 751 004, Odisha for providing facilities for carrying of current research programme. The first author owes her thanks to the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, New Delhi, towards Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (DST INSPIRE) Programme as the funding agency vide the letter number DST/INSPIRE Fellowship/2012, [146-2012].

Funding information

This study was funded by: Department of science and technology, New Delhi, India (grant number IF 130457).

Compliance with ethical standards

Ethical approval

This investigation followed all the guidelines for the care and use of animals.

Conflict of interest

First author received research grant from Department of science and technology, New Delhi, India.

First author declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Second author declare that he has also no conflict of interest.

Significance of statement

The variation of haematological parameters due to habitat emphasises the fact that changes in blood characteristics are important indices in monitoring the environmental changes and understanding the physiological adaptive capacity of freshwater fishes to brackish water habitat which will increase production of fishes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PG Department of ZoologyCenturion University of Technology and ManagementOdishaIndia
  2. 2.PG Department of ZoologyUtkal UniversityBhubaneswarIndia

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