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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:9, September, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 405-418

A Comparative Microbial Quality Assessment among Fishes, Prawns and Cuttlefishes collected from Dammam Fish Market
Sami Shabeeb Al Shabeeb, M.A. Mohamed Ibrahim* and Ghamri H. Al Ramadhan
Fisheries Research Center, Deputy Ministry for Fisheries, Ministry of Environment,Water & Agriculture, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  
*Corresponding author

A study was conducted to evaluate the microbial quality of seafoods collected from Dammam fish market, Saudi Arabia. In this study, Fishes, Prawns and Cuttlefishes (10 samples each) were analysed in 6 sample categories such as Fish skin, Fish gills, Fish muscles, Prawn, Cuttlefish skin and Cuttlefish muscles. Bacterial isolates were characterized on specific culture mediaand further confirmed using API 20E, API 20NE, API ID32 Staph strips and identified by “api web”. Total Plate Count of bacteria and Total Coliforms Count were conducted only for muscles samples and the occurrence of specific pathogenic bacteria was determined for all samples. In such investigation, the TPC values of Prawns exceed the marginal level of acceptability and the Total Coliform Counts were exceeding the limits in all the samples analysed. And species of different bacterial isolates were identified such as, Aeromonas spp, Staphylococci spp, Vibrio spp, Enterobacteriaceae, Shewanella putrifaciens, Pasteurella aerogenes, Aerococcus viridans, Ralstonia pickettii, Acinetobacter baumannii and Psuedomonas luteola. The results of this study indicate the urgent need required to improve the Quality Control and Quality Assurance systems of Dammam Fish Market.

Keywords: Microbial Quality, Pathogenic bacteria, Isolation, API, Quality assurance.

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Sami Shabeeb Al Shabeeb, M.A. Mohamed Ibrahim and Ghamri H. Al Ramadhan. 2016. A Comparative Microbial Quality Assessment among Fishes, Prawns and Cuttlefishes collected from Dammam Fish MarketInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 405-418. doi:
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