Volume -II , Issue -II, December 2015


Author(s) :

Monica K. Kale


Among heavy metals cadmium is of great concern since it is more toxic to aquatic organism such as fishes etc. which are important components of food chain. The toxicity of cadmium to the fish Rasbora- daniconius for 24h was tested according to the OECD (1992) guidelines No. 203. The toxicity 24h (Lc5o) of cadmium chloride (Cdcl2 2 ^ H2O) was found to be 110 ppm for R- daniconius. Bioaccumulation of cadmium in gills, intestine and tail muscles of the fish R- daniconius was analyzed using Pc based AAS. The fishes were exposed to sub lethal concentration (20ppm) of cadmium chloride for 24h, 48h, 72h, and 96h. It was observed that the trend of degree of accumulation of cadmium in different tissues was as follows gills> intestine> muscles. Cadmium appeared to be toxic to fish.


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How to Cite this Paper? [APA Style]
Monica K. Kale , (2015), TOXICITY AND BIOACCUMULATION OF CADMIUM IN THE FISH, RASBORA - DANICONIUS, Industrial Science Journal, http://industrialscience.org/Article.aspx?aid=88&vid=14, (December, 2015)
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