||Marine Ecotoxicological Testing with Crustaceans.
Gentile, J. H. ;
Johns, D. M. ;
Cardin, J. A. ;
Heltshe, J. F. ;
||Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;New England Aquarium, Boston, MA. Edgerton Research Lab. ;Rhode Island Univ., Kingston.
Life cycles ;
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This review focuses on the taxa within the class Crustacea which have been historically used in ecotoxicological testing. The taxa are evaluated for their relative sensitivity to a variety of toxicants including heavy metals, pesticides, and petroleum hydrocarbons. Included in this evaluation are the types of test methodologies, the biological endpoints measured and the life-history stages at which the tests were conducted. The significance of the crustaceans in ecotoxicological testing and hazard assessment strategies is discussed.