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DAO 132:209-213 (2019)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03322

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Taillessness and skeletal deformity in striped piggy Pomadasys stridens (Osteichthyes: Haemulidae) from the Persian Gulf

Mohammad Sadegh Alavi-Yeganeh1,*, Somayeh Razavi1, Joshua P. Egan2,3

1Marine Biology Department, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Nur 4641776489, Iran
2Conservation Sciences Graduate Program, University of Minnesota, 135B Skok Hall, 2003 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
3Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
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ABSTRACT: Taillessness (absence of the caudal fin and some of the caudal peduncle) and skeletal deformity is described in 2 striped piggy Pomadasys stridens (Haemulidae) specimens collected from the Persian Gulf along the coast of Hormuz Island, Iran. Deformed specimens were entirely missing caudal fins along with at least 1 caudal vertebra, caudal portions of vertebral columns were bent dorsoventrally, posterior sections of swim bladders were reduced in size, and caudal vertebral centra were compacted anteroposteriorly in 1 individual. Environmental conditions in the Persian Gulf may be responsible for these deformities, but genetic causes cannot be entirely ruled out.


KEY WORDS: Pomadasys stridens · Haemulidae · Deformity · Malformation · Persian Gulf


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Cite this article as: Alavi-Yeganeh MS, Razavi S, Egan JP (2019) Taillessness and skeletal deformity in striped piggy Pomadasys stridens (Osteichthyes: Haemulidae) from the Persian Gulf. Dis Aquat Org 132:209-213. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03322

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