Dr. Seyed Mohammad Ebrahim Jalil Zorriehzahra
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Dr. Seyed Mohammad Ebrahim Jalil Zorriehzahra

Iranian Fisheries Research Organization, Iran

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Aquatic Animals Health and Diseases from University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

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Dr. Seyed Mohammad Ebrahim Jalil Zorriehzahra is currently working as Assistant Professor and Head of Aquatic Animal Health & Diseases Department Head of Iranian Coldwater Fishes Scientific Society (CFS) Manager of Caspian Sea Environment Program (CEP) Project in Coldwater Fishes Research Center (CFRC) at Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO). He obtained his Ph.D. in Aquatic Animals Health and Diseases from University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He is having 22 years work experience. He successfully completed 7 research projects. He successfully supervised 25 students projects. He has published 63 research papers in journals as well as 108 conference papers contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Aquatic Animal Health
Fish Virology
Fish Bacteriology
Fish Health Management

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Zorriehzahra, M.J., M. Adel, M. Dadar, S. Ullah and M. Ghasemi, 2019. Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN) an emerging disease caused by Nodaviridae in aquatic hosts: Diagnosis, control and prevention: A review. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 18: 30-47.
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  2. Zorriehzahra, M., M. Adel and S.T. Delshad, 2017. Enteric redmouth disease: Past, present and future: A review. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 16: 1135-1156.
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  3. Ullah, S., Z. Hasan, M.J. Zorriehzahra and S. Ahmad, 2017. Diagnosis of endosulfan induced DNA damage in rohu (Labeo rohita, Hamilton) using comet assay. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 16: 138-149.
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  4. Saberi, A., M.J. Zorriehzahra, H. Emadi, S. Kakoolaki and S.M.R. Fatemi, 2017. Effects of Chlorella vulgaris on blood and immunological parameters of Caspian Sea salmon (Salmo trutta caspius) fry exposed to Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN) virus. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 16: 494-510.
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  5. Adel, M., C.C. Lazado, R. Safari, S. Yeganeh and M.J. Zorriehzahra, 2017. Aqualase®, a yeast-based in-feed probiotic, modulates intestinal microbiota, immunity and growth of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Aquacult. Res., 48: 1815-1826.
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  6. Zorriehzahra, M.J., S.T. Delshad, M. Adel, R. Tiwari, K. Karthik, K. Dhama and C.C. Lazado, 2016. Probiotics as beneficial microbes in aquaculture: An update on their multiple modes of action: A review. Vet. Quarterly, 36: 228-241.
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  7. Zorriehzahra, M.J., R. Tiwari, S. Sachan, K. Karthik and Y.S. Malik et al., 2016. Avian egg yolk antibodies (IgY) and their potential therapeutic applications for countering infectious diseases of fish and aquatic animals. Int. J. Pharmacol., 12: 760-768.
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  8. Zorriehzahra, M.E., M. Ghasemi, M. Ghiasi, S.H. Karsidani and K. Dhama et al., 2016. Isolation and confirmation of viral nervous necrosis (VNN) disease in golden grey mullet (Liza aurata) and leaping mullet (Liza saliens) in the Iranian waters of the Caspian Sea. Vet. Microbiol., 190: 27-37.
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  9. Kakoolaki, S., P. Akbary, M.J. Zorriehzahra, H. Salehi and A. Sepahdari et al., 2016. Camellia sinensis supplemented diet enhances the innate non-specific responses, haematological parameters and growth performance in Mugil cephalus against Photobacterium damselae. Fish Shellfish Immunol., 57: 379-385.
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  10. Ghiasi, M., M. Binaii, M. Ghasemi, H. Fazli and M.J. Zorriehzahra, 2016. Haemato-biochemical disorders associated with nodavirus like-agent in adult leaping mullet Liza saliens (Risso, 1810) in the Caspian Sea. VirusDisease, 27: 12-18.
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  11. Dadar, M., M. Adel and M.J. Zorriehzahra, 2016. Isolation and phylogenic analysis of emerging new antibiotic resistant bacteria, Acinetobacter lwoffii, associated with mortality in farmed rainbow trout. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 15: 1279-1292.
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  12. Akbary, P., S. Kakoolaki, H. Salehi, A. Sepahdari, M.R. Mehrabi and S. Jadgal, 2016. The efficacy of Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) methanol extract on growth performance in grey mullet (Mugil cephalus). Iran. J. Aquat. Anim. Health, 2: 14-24.
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  13. Adel, M., S.K. Palanisamy, S. Shafiei, H. Fazli and M.J. Zorriehzahra, 2016. Comparative study of haematological, serum electrolyte and nonelectrolyte parameters of male and female Persian sturgeon (Acipenser persicus) brood stocks. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 35: 39-43.
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  14. Adel, M., R. Safari, M.J. Zorriehzahra and R. Elahi, 2016. Study the antibacterial effect some of the herbal extracts on Yersinia ruckeri in in vitro. Iran. Scient. Fish. J., 25: 41-51.
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  15. Adel, M., R. Safari, A.H. Ghitanchi and M.J. Zorriehzahra, 2016. Chemical composition and in vitro antimicrobial activity of some Iranian medical herbs against Yersinia ruckeri. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 15: 1108-1123.
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  16. Abd El-Hack, M.E., M. Alagawany, M.R. Farag, R. Tiwari and K. Karthik et al., 2016. Beneficial impacts of thymol essential oil on health and production of animals, fish and poultry: A review. J. Essent. Oil Res., 28: 365-382.
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  17. Zorriehzahra, M.J. and R. Banaederakhshan, 2015. Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) as new emerging threat in shrimp industry. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci., 3: 64-72.
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  18. Ullah, S. and M.J. Zorriehzahra, 2015. Ecotoxicology: A review of pesticides induced toxicity in fish. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci., 3: 40-57.
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  19. Goharrizi, L.Y., M.E.J. Zorriehzahra and M. Adel, 2015. The study on effect of temperature stress on occurrence of clinical signs caused by Aeromonas hydrophila in Capoeta damascina in in vitro condition. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci., 3: 406-412.
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  20. Ganjor, M.S., M.E.J. Zorriezahra, M. Mehrabi, H. Gandomkar and M. Mohammadpoor, 2015. A case report of enteritis redmouth disease in cultured rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Kohkyloyeh va Boyerahmad province in Iran. Iran. Scient. Fish. J., 24: 133-137, (In Persian).
  21. Adel, M., R. Safari, R. Pourgholam, J. Zorriehzahra and M.A. Esteban, 2015. Dietary peppermint (Mentha piperita) extracts promote growth performance and increase the main humoral immune parameters (both at mucosal and systemic level) of Caspian brown trout (Salmo trutta caspius Kessler, 1877). Fish Shellfish Immunol., 47: 623-629.
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  22. Adel, M., R. Pourgholam, M.E.J. Zorriehzahra, R. Safari and M. Ghiasi, 2015. Effect of Mentha piperita extract on growth performance, carcas composition, gut bacteria and survival of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) exposed to Yersinia ruckeri, Hormozghan University. J. Aquat. Ecol., 4: 62-70.
  23. Adel, M., R. Pourgholam, M.E.J. Zorriehzahra and M. Ghiasi, 2015. The effect of different level of Mentha piperita on some of the hematological, biochemical and immune parameters of Oncorhynchus mykiss. Iran. Scient. Fish. J., 24: 37-46, (In Persian).
  24. Adel, M., A.A. Amiri, J. Zorriehzahra, A. Nematolahi and M.A. Estebanc, 2015. Effects of dietary peppermint (Mentha piperita) on growth performance, chemical body composition and hematological and immune parameters of fry Caspian white fish (Rutilus frisii kutum). Fish Shellfish Immunol., 45: 841-847.
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  25. Abedi, S., I. Sharifpour, M.T. Mozanzadeh, J. Zorriehzahra, S. Khodabandeh and E. Gisbert, 2015. A histological and ultrastructural study of the skin of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) alevins exposed to different levels of ultraviolet B radiation. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B: Biol., 147: 56-62.
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  26. Zorriehzahra, M.J., A. Nazari, M. Ghasemi, M. Ghiasi, S.H. Karsidani, G. Bovo and H.H.M. Daud, 2014. Vacuolating encephalopathy and retinopathy associated with a nodavirus-like agent: A probable cause of mass mortality of wild Golden grey mullet (Liza aurata) and Sharpnose grey mullet (Liza saliens) in Iranian waters of the Caspian Sea. VirusDisease, 25: 430-436.
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  27. Zorriehzahra, M.E.J., M. Ghiasi and M. Binaeii, 2014. The study on some haematological and biochemical parameters in Golden grey mullet (Liza auratus) in southern Caspian Sea of Mazandaran province following the occurrence of an emerged disease. J. Aquacult. Dev., 7: 25-33.
  28. Zamini, A.A., H.G. Kanani, A.A. Esmaeili, S. Ramezani and S.J. Zoriezahra, 2014. Effects of two dietary exogenous multi-enzyme supplementation, Natuzyme® and beta-mannanase (Hemicell®), on growth and blood parameters of Caspian salmon (Salmo trutta caspius). Comp. Clin. Pathol., 23: 187-192.
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  29. Nazari, A., M.D. Hassan, G. Bovo, M.J. Zorriehzahra, T.I. Azmi and S.S. Arshad, 2014. Pathogenicity of viral nervous necrosis virus for Guppy fish, Poecilia reticulata. Iran. J. Fisher. Sci., 13: 168-177.
  30. Koohkan, O., R. Abdi, S.J. Zorriehzahra, A. Movahedinia and I. Sharifpoor, 2014. Acute mortality of Liza klunzingeri in Persian Gulf and Oman Sea associated with nervous necrosis. Comparat. Clin. Pathol., 23: 367-370.
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  31. Dargaei, Z., I. Sharifpour and J. Zorriehzahra, 2014. UV-B impacts on morphology and retina of Oncorhynchus mykiss larvae. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 13: 289-302.
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  32. Zorriehzahra, M.E.J., M. Ghasemi, M.R. Mehrabi, S. Kakoolaki and K. Radkhah et al., 2013. The study on histopathology changes of four ornamental fish species due to invasion of virus of Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN). J. Aquacult. Dev., 7: 25-40.
  33. Talebi, M., H. Khara, M.E.J. Zorriehzahra, S. Ghobadi, A. Khodabandelo and E. Mirrasooli, 2013. Effects of astaxanthin on pigmentation, growth and blood factors on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J. Aquat. Anim. Fisher., 3: 75-83.
  34. Talebi, M., H. Khara, J. Zoriehzahra, S. Ghobadi, A. Khodabandelo and E. Mirrasooli, 2013. Study on effect of red bell pepper on growth, pigmentation and blood factors of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). World J. Zool., 8: 17-23.
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  35. Soltani, M., T. Zarifmanesh and M.E.J. Zorriehzahra, 2013. Effect of Zataria multiflora essential oils on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykis) com lement com onent activity and lyso yme. Iran. Scient. Fisher. J., 21: 13-22.
  36. Rouzi, Y., N. Mooraki, M.E.J. Zorriehzahra and M. Haghighi, 2013. Study on using of Cinnamomum zeylanicm in feeding of Andinocara rivulatus and effects on blood hematology, glucose and survival rate. Babal Azad Univ. Aquacult. Sci. J., 1: 41-52, (In Persian).
  37. Ghiasi, M., Z.S. Zorieh, A. Bahonar, R. Pourgholam, S. Farabi, M. Binaii and A. Saeedi, 2013. Evaluation of health management of breeding and rearing rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) farms in Mazandaran province. J. Fish., 7: 103-112.
  38. Ghasemi, M., M.J. Zorriehzahra, I. Sharifpour and S.H. Karsidani, 2013. Detection of betanodavirus antigen associated with Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN) in tissue sections of market size golden grey mullet. J. Aquacult. Dev., 7: 53-61.
  39. Zorriehzahra, M.J., H.H.M. Daud, A. Nazari, M. Gholizadeh and A. Farahi, 2012. Assessment of environmental factors effects on enteric redmouth disease occurrence in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) farms in Hamedan province, Iran. J. Comp. Clin. Pathol. Res., 13: 79-85.
  40. Zorriehzahra, M.E.J., M. Ghasemi and O. Koohkan, 2012. Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN) disease in aquatic animals: Past, present and future. J. Aquacult. Dev., 6: 19-56.
  41. Farahi, A., M. Sudagar, S. Mohammad, M.J. Zorriehzahra and M. Kasiri, 2012. Study on some characteristics of Caspian brown trout milt during different times after the hormonal stimulation. J. Comp. Clin. Pathol. Res., 1: 40-46.
  42. Farahi, A., M. Kasiri, M. Sudagar, M.S. Iraei and S.M.J. Zorriehzahra, 2012. Effect of dietary supplementation of Melissa officinalis and aloe vera on hematological traits, lipid oxidation of carcass and performance in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 2: 1-5.
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  43. Farahi, A., M. Sudagar, S.A. Hoseini and S.M.J. Zoriehzahra, 2011. Effects of ovaprim (Sgnrha+Dampridon) and luteotropin releasing hormoned-ala analog (LRH-A2) on artificial reproduction of captive caspian brown trout (Salmo trruta caspius) kessler, 1870. J. Reprod. Infertility, 2: 557-564.
  44. Soltani, M., M. Ghasemi, M. Sharifrohani, I. Sharifpour and J. Zorriehzahra, 2010. Isolation and identification of Betanodavirus causing mass mortalities in Golden grey mullet (Liza auratus) in the Caspian sea. Int. J. Vet. Res., 4: 143-152.
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  45. Hassan, M.D., M. Gholizadeh and A.A. Saidi, 2010. Study of some hematological and biochemical parameters of Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fry in western part of Mazandaran province, Iran. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 9: 185-198.
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  46. Zorriehzahra, J., 2007. Guide Warm Water Fish Viral Diseases. Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Agriculture Research and Education Organization, Iran.
  47. Zorriehzahra, J., 2007. Guide Salmonid Viral Diseases. Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Agriculture Research and Education Organization, Iran.
  48. Zorriehzahra, J., 2007. Guide Cold Water Fish Parasitic Diseases. Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Agriculture Research and Education Organization, Iran.
  49. Fallahi, R., M. Soltani, M.E.J. Zorriehzahra and F. Hemmatzadeh, 2006. Serological diagnosis of Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis disease (IHN) in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) using Indirect fluorescent antibody test. J. Fac. Vet. Med. Univ. Tehran, 61: 19-22, (In Persian).
  50. Zorriehzahra, M.J., T. Nakai, I. Sharifpour, D.K. Gomez and C. Shau-Chi et al., 2005. Mortality of wild golden grey mullet (Liza auratus) in Iranian waters of the Caspian sea, associated with viral nervous necrosis-like agent. Iran J. Fish Sci., 4: 43-58.
  51. Zorriehzahra, J., 2005. Principles of Health and Preventing Diseases of Cattle and Buffalo. Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Agriculture Research and Education Organization, Iran.
  52. Zorriehzahra, J., 2005. Guide Salmonid Bacterial Diseases. Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Agriculture Research and Education Organization, Iran.
  53. Sharifpour, I. and M.E.J. Zorriehzahra, 2005. Histopathology of mortality in cultured rainbow trout (Oncorynchus mykiss) fry in some Coldwater hatcheries and fish farms of Iran. Iran. Scient. Fish. J., 15: 89-100, (In Persian).
  54. Fallahi, R., S. Soltani, R. Kargar, M.J. Zorriehzahra, I. Shchelkunov, F. Hemmatzadeh and A. Nouri, 2003. Isolation and identification of the Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) - like agent from farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) from Iran. Arch. Razi Ins., 56: 37-45.
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