The morphology and size of Erythrocytes of six reptiles species from the Syrian coastal region


  • Hassan mhanna Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
  • Aroub AlMasri National Commission for Biotechnology, Damascus, Syria
  • Nahla Ibrahim National Commission for Biotechnology, Damascus, Syria



Erythrocyte, nucleus size, comparative biology, Syria


This study aimed to check the erythrocyte and nucleus sizes of six species of reptiles, one species of Agamidae (Laudakia stellio), one species of Testudinidae (Testudo graeca), one species of Chamaeleonidae (Chamaeleo chamaeleon recticrista), and three species of Lacertidae (Ophisops elegansLacerta mediaPhoenicolacerta laevis) from Coastal region in Syria using blood smears stained with Wright’s stain. The longest, widest and largest erythrocytes and the widest nuclei were found in T. graeca. The shortest and narrowest erythrocytes and nuclei were found in O. elegans.   The longest, largest nuclei were found in C. chameleon. The shortest and narrowest nuclei were found in P. laevis


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How to Cite

mhanna, H. ., AlMasri, A. ., & Ibrahim, N. . (2021). The morphology and size of Erythrocytes of six reptiles species from the Syrian coastal region. Scientific Reports in Life Sciences, 2(4), 40–46.