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In this study, the digestive systems of 10 adult Otolithes ruber specimens from Bushehr I province water, south-west Iran were removed and the livers and pancreases were fixed in formalin 10%. The routine procedures of preparation of tissues were followed and the paraffin blocks were cut at 6 microns, stained with H&E and studied under light microscope. The results of microscopic studies showed that liver as the largest accessory organ surrounds the pancreatic tissue in the fish. Liver was found to be a lobulated organ encircling the pancreas among its lobules. Hepatic tissue of the fish was found to be similar to many other bony fishes. Hepatocytes included glycogen and fat vacuoles that located around the hepatic sinusoids. Pancreas as a mixed gland microscopically, was composed of lobules consisting of serous acini (exocrine portion) and langerhans islets (endocrine portion). Pancreatic lobules are usually found as two rows of acini which a large blood vessel located in between.