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Main Title Metal Toxicity to Embryos and Larvae of Eight Species of Freshwater Fish--II: Copper.
Author McKim, J. M. ; Eaton, J. G. ; Holcombe., G. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Minn.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/017;
Stock Number PB-284 763
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Metals ; Toxicology ; Copper ; Fresh water fishes ; Larvae ; Toxicity ; Bioassay ; Embryos ; Survival ; Concentration(Composition) ; Life cycles ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints ; Heavy metals ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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NTIS  PB-284 763 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Fish larvae and early juveniles of all species tested (brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, northern pike, white sucker, herring and smallmouth bass) were more sensitive to copper than the embryos. Embryo survival was affected only at the higher concentrations tested, for all species except the rainbow trout. The concentrations of copper that caused significant effects on the larval standing crop were similar for all species (31.7-43.5 micrograms Cu/l) except the northern pike, which seemed to be considerably more resistant (104.1 micrograms Cu/l). Copper concentrations shown to have no significant effects on the early developmental stages of these species are considered close estimates of the copper concentrations that would have no measurable adverse effects during a complete life cycle toxicity test under similar test conditions.