Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 36 Issue 1&2

Studies on the asymmetrical body of an Indian sole Synaptura commersoniana - A biochemical analysis.

M. Das and B. Mishra

The body muscles of Synaptura commersoniana contain 81.31% moisture, 16.32% protein, 0.51% fat and 0.87% ash. The distribution of moisture, protein, fat, ash sodium and potassium in the body muscle neither exhibit bilateral asymmetry nor any regional variation. One of the outstanding modifications is the asymmetrical distribution of phosphorus in the body. Its content on the ocular side of the body is higher than that of blind side. Body asymmetry has also significantly distorted the distribution of body flesh. Ocular side of the body contains more body flesh than that of blind side.

Date : 30-12-1994