Dr. Mohammed A. Jasim Aldoghachi

Dr. Mohammed A. Jasim Aldoghachi |Clyto Access

University of Basrah, Iraq


Expertise: Fisheries and Marine Pollution


Dr. Mohammed A. Jasim Aldoghachi completed his PhD from the Institute of Biology,University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is currently working as a lecturer in the University of Basrah, Iraq. He has many ISI cited publications in the field of fisheries and marine pollution.



Title: Heavy metals concentration in different organs of red tilapia fish (Oreochromis sp.) from selected aquaculture ponds in Malaysia


The present study was aimed at investigating the five heavy metals: Cd, Cu, Mg, Pb, and Zn measured in the gills, liver and muscles of red tilapia fish (Oreochromis sp.) which was collected from four locations Serendah and Bistarijaya from Selangor, Kampar/Perak and Bukit Tinggi / Pahang Malaysia. The sites included concrete Culture Ponds.  The results show that in general, the varied significantly and highest heavy metal concentrations were detected in the liver followed by the gill and the muscle except magnesium component record the highest concentration in the muscle. In the liver, the highest Cu was detected in the Bistarijaya (7.46 ± 1.36 mg/kg dry weight). For Cd, the highest level was detected in the fish from Bukit Tinggi (0.009 ± 0.002 mg/kg), while the highest values of Zn was recorded in those from the Bistarijaya (1.396 ±0.891 mg/kg). However, the concentrations of heavy metals in the muscles (edible parts) of fishes that collected from all the sites were within the permissible levels and are safe for the human consumption.


Related Conferences :

Marine Science Research and Technology Conference