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The presence of microbial flora of edible fish Lates calcarifer, as candidate species which is cultured in marine, brackish as well as fresh water environment is studied, as microorganism present in aquatic ecosystem may affect its nutritional value and causes disease if consumed if proper care is not taken. This paper concentrates the study about the microbial flora present in the gut of the fish and to characterize them by applying 16S rRNA to study bacterial species effect and their roles on the bacteria from the same geographical area. A dendogram was constructed and phylogenetically analysed. Since Lates calcarifer is of high commercial value, the need to cultivate healthier fish is important.