Kumari Abhilasha Singh & Arun Kumar*
University Department of Zoology, B.N.M.University, Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 18th April, 2017; Revised : 12th June, 2017
Abstract: The haematological profile of air breathing fish Anabas testudineus male and female was studied. The parameters studied were Haemoglobin (Hb), haematocrit (HCT), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), erythrocyte red blood cells (RBC) or erythrocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils and eosinophils. Most haematological parameters indicated sex variations. Higher Hb concentration, RBC counts and HCT percentages were found in male compared to their counterparts but higher MCH values, WBC counts and ESR levels were detected in female than in the male. In contrast, higher level of ESR was observed in female than male. Total counts of RBC observed in both male were significantly higher than in the female. MCV was found higher in male and female. However, no significant differences were observed in neutrophils, lymphocytes and eosinophils. Findings of this study showed sex variations in the haematological parameters between Anabas testudineus.