International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 223

Short Communication

Fatty oil composition of Osteobrama belangeri (Val.) from Manipur

Virendra Singh Rana1*, Basudha Devi2 and Maria AmparoBlazquez3
  1Natural Product Chemistry Laboratory, Institute of Bioresources of Sustainable Development, Takyelpat Institutional Area, Imphal-795001, Manipur, India. 2Fish Resources Unit, Institute of Bioresources of Sustainable Development, Takyelpat Institutional Area, Imphal-795001, Manipur, India. 3Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

  •  Accepted: 07 March 2011
  •  Published: 31 July 2011

Abstract

The fatty oil content of Osteobrama belangeri and its chemical compositions were determined by the analysis of fatty acid methyl esters using gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of eighteen compounds were identified constituting about 96.1% and 96.7% of the crude head and body oils. Ten compounds were identified as major fatty acids in the oil and the main acids were oleic acid (38.3 and 35.1%), palmitic acid (27.3 and 23.9%), linoleic acid (12.6 and 21.8%) and octadecanoic acid (8.7 and 7.7%) besides two trace fatty acids.

 

Key words: Fatty oil composition, Osteobrama belangeri, oleic acid, palmitic acid.