Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 16(1): 73-86, doi: 10.3750/AIP1985.16.1.07
Carotenoids in fish. XL. Carotenoids in fish from the Falklands region
expand article infoB. Czeczuga, B. Kłyszejko
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The authors studied, by means of column and thin layer chromatography, the occurrence of various carotenoids in 8 fish species caught off Falkland Islands (Dissostichus eleginoides, Genypterus blacodes, Macruronus magellanicus, Micromesistlus australis, Merluccius merluccius, Raja georgiana, Salilota australis, and Iloucoetes fimbriatus). The presence of 20 carotenoids was found. The occurrence of ester forms of 2′-norastaxanthin was shown in fish for the first time. The total carotenoid content was found to range from 0.012 (Iloucoetes fimbriatus) to 0.744 μg/g wet weight (Macruronus magellanicus liver).