Abstract: The haematological characteristics of sarotherodon melanotheron (mean weight 30.12g�0.32 SD; mean length 10.22cm�0.15 SD) from the brackish water creek of Buguma, Niger Delta were assessed and the values recorded were (mean�SD), Haemoglobin (Hb) 6.44�0.43 g dL 1; Haematocrit (Ht) 20.80�0.43 %; Leucocrit (Lct), 6.93�0.29%; White Blood Cells (WBC), 29.64�0.67�109cells L 1; Red Blood Cells (RBC) 2.53�0.03�1012 cells L 1; Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCHC), 31.36�0.98 g dL 1; Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH) 25.60�0.81pg; Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) 81.16�1.81f1; Thrombocytes (Thr), 173.93�3.46 %, Neutrophils (Neut) 35.81�0.85 %; Lymphocytes (lymp) 46.09�1.01 %; Monocytes (Mon) 2.25�0.09 %. The highest range of the parameters was recorded in thrombocytes platelets, while the lowest was observed in RBC. Significant differences (p< 0.05) between males and females were observed in (Hb), (Ht), (RBC) and thrombocytes, whereas MCHC, MCH, MCV, WBC, neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes were not. The female appeared to have more blood than the female fish based on the amount collected. Data obtained from this study will serve as good basis for assessing changes in the values of these parameters as indicators of health status under the various culture systems and conditions.
U.U. Gabriel , P.E. Anyanwu and A.O. Akinrotimi , 2007. Haemotological Profile of Black-Chinnedtilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) from Buguma Creek, Niger Delta . Agricultural Journal, 2: 384-387.