STP634

    Mysidopsis bahia: An Estuarine Species Suitable for Life-Cycle Toxicity Tests to Determine the Effects of a Pollutant

    Published: Jan 1977


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    Abstract

    This study documents the successful use of a mysid, Mysidopsis bahia, for life-cycle toxicity tests. These tests were conducted to determine acute and chronic toxicities of metal (cadmium) and pesticide (Kepone). Delay in the formation of mysid brood pouches and release of young were noted in low concentrations ⩽6.4μg cadmium/litre. Fewer young produced per female and decreased growth were other indicators of effects of Kepone.

    Keywords:

    water analysis, toxicology, toxicity, cadmium, Kepone, life cycles, insecticides


    Author Information:

    Nimmo, DR
    Research aquatic biologists, biological technician, biologist, and supervisory research chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Fla

    Bahner, LH
    Research aquatic biologists, biological technician, biologist, and supervisory research chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Fla

    Rigby, RA
    Research aquatic biologists, biological technician, biologist, and supervisory research chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Fla

    Sheppard, JM
    Research aquatic biologists, biological technician, biologist, and supervisory research chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Fla

    Wilson, AJ
    Research aquatic biologists, biological technician, biologist, and supervisory research chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Fla


    Paper ID: STP32393S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.13

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32393S


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