Toxicity of nitrite to the larvae of Penaeus indicus

Jayasankar, P and Muthu, M S (1983) Toxicity of nitrite to the larvae of Penaeus indicus. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 30 (2). pp. 231-240.


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Short-term experiments revealed that there is a progressive increase in the tolerance of the hirval stages of Penaeus indicus to nitrite. For nauplius, protozoea and mysis the 24h LC50 values were, respectively, 10.23 mg/1, 20.43 mg/1 and 33.87 mg/I NO'2-N, 4S-hLC5o for protozoea was found to be 15.37 mg/1 NO2-N. while long-term experiments showed that the 9-day incipient LC50 was 3.29 mg/1 NOj-N. The ECjo. the concentration at which 50% of the larvae did not metamorphose into postlarvae in 9 days, for nitrite was 1.8 ppm N02-N. "Safe level" of nitrite that should be maintained in the seawater used for larval rearing was calculated on the basis of the incipient LC50 value as 0.33 ppm NO2N. More sensitive estimate of "safe level" based on EC50 value was 0.18 ppm NO'j-N.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toxicity; nitrite; larvae; Penaeus indicus
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Toxicology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 10:40
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:07

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