Hematology of the Lycian Salamander, Lyciasalamandra fazilae


TOK C. V. , TOSUNOĞLU M., AYAZ D., ÇİÇEK K., GÜL Ç.

NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.5, no.2, pp.321-329, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-329

Abstract

We examined some hematological parameters and the cytomorphometry of blood cells (erythrocyte, leucocyte and thrombocyte) in 10 (5 males, 5 females) adult Lycian salamanders, Lyciasalamandra fazilae, from Iztuzu - Mugla, Turkey. In 1 mm(3) of blood, we estimated the erythrocyte count as 1.06x10(5) (0.73x10(5)-1.40x10(5)), leucocyte count as 2.14x10(3) (1.60x10(3) - 2.87x10(3)), haemoglobin amount as 5.00 (4.80-5.20) g/dl, hematocrit value as 36.66 (36.00-38.00) %, mean cell volume as 3281.2 (2714.3-3600.0) fl, mean cell haemoglobin as 451.01 (342.86-520.00) pg, and mean cell haemoglobin concentration as 13.65 (12.63-14.44) %. Small differences were observed in cell sizes, although they are concluded to be individual variations.