Curvature Deformity of Vertebral Column in Adult Channa straita (Snakehead) from River Indus near Jamshoro Sindh,Pakistan

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S. PARVEEN
N.T. NAREJO
A.H. QADRI
H. KOLHORO
AFSHAN
M. H. CHANDIO
F. SADDAR

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Channa striata commonly known as Solor Mundho, the fish under study was collected from River Indus Sindh near Jamshoro. The adult specimen was thoroughly studied through x-rays and radiograph.Fishhave showed the sign of lordosis at different regions at the thoracolumbar vertebrae.The radiography of this region showed the deformity at the thorax vertebrae number eighteen up to thirty two, next bend starts from thirty two to thirty nine and last bend starts from the vertebrae of forty to forty six. The abnormality of fish is due to contaminated water or due to mechanical injury during the period of embryonic development.

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