Biometrics of the gastrointestinal tract of Tor tambra and Tor soro from Aceh, Indonesia

Yusrizal Akmal, Rossy Azhar, Muchammad Yunus, Hani Plumeriastuti, Yeni Dhamayanti, Agung Setia Batubara

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The gastrointestinal tract of native fish shows structural and functional diversity, which is related to different dietary requirements, feeding habits, phylogeny, age, body shape, and sex. There is some research that discusses the digestive tract of fish, but research on the digestive tract of Tor tambra and Tor soro is still limited. The purpose of this study was to describe the biometrics of the stomach and intestines of T. tambra and T. soro harvested from Leuser Ecosystem Area. This study included sample collection, sample preparation, gastrointestinal biometrics, and data analysis. The observation parameters include GaSI (Gastro Somatic Index), ISI (Intestine Somatic Index), RGL (Relative Gut Lengths), and RIL (Relative Intestine Lengths). The measurement data were tested using analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results showed that the highest GaSI, ISI, RGL and RIL values were in T. tambra with respective values of 0.50±0.24%, 2.46±0.58%, 44.35±5.22%, and 340.37±33.99%, while the lowest values were found in T. soro, whereas 0.22±0.07%, 1.57±0.55%, 32.03±14.99%, and 259.62±65.74%, respectively. The results of the statistical analysis showed that there were significant differences (P<0.05) in the GaSI, ISI, and RIL values, while RGL no significant differences (P>0.05) between the two species.

Original languageEnglish
Article number03007
JournalBIO Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2024
Event5th International Conference on Fisheries, Aquatic, and Environmental Sciences, ICFAES 2023 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Oct 2023 → …


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