Document Type : Research Paper
1-Freshwater Fisheries Research Institute of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing , China; 2-The Jiangsu Provincial Platform for Conservation and Utilization of Agricultural Germplasm, Nanjing 210017, China
1-Freshwater Fisheries Research Institute of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing , China; 3-College of Animal Science and technology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225000, China
The first record of partial fin albinism in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus, is reported here through a specimen caught in the farm of Freshwater Fisheries Research Institute of Jiangsu Province, China. The entire body and eyes of the specimen were normally pigmented, while each fin (except adipose fin) was partial albino with a irregular white margin. This kind of malpigmentation has not been observed in any catfish up to now. Additional study is necessary to evaluate the causes and inheritance of the special albinism.