Author(s): Gibson RA, Kneebone R, Kneebone GM
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Abstract Total lipids were extracted from 22 species of Malaysian fish and the constituent fatty acids were analysed by gas chromatography. Malaysian fish generally contained high levels of saturated fatty acids (range 36-55\% total fatty acids) and contained variable amounts of monounsaturates, chiefly palmitic and stearic acids, but only trace levels of 20:1 and 22:1. Unlike fish caught in colder northern hemisphere waters, Malaysian fish were found to contain arachidonic acid (20:4 omega 6, range 2-12\%) in addition to the expected eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5 omega 3, range 1-13\%) and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6 omega 3, range 6.6-40.4\%).
This article was published in Comp Biochem Physiol C
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development