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Main Title Use of the Aquatic Oligochaete 'Lumbriculus variegatus' for Assessing the Toxicity and Bioaccumulation of Sediment-Associated Contaminants.
Author Phipps, G. L. ; Ankley, G. T. ; Benoit, D. A. ; Mattson., V. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/245;
Stock Number PB94-177730
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Oligochaetes ; Toxicity ; Invertebrates ; Bioaccumulation ; Ecosystems ; Chronic exposure ; Cultures(Biology) ; Test methods ; Water pollution ; Benthos ; Reprints ; Lumbriculus variegatus
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-177730 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
In the paper the authors describe test methods utilizing the aquatic oligochaete Lumbriculus variegatus to assess the acute and chronic toxicity and the presence of bioaccumulatable compounds in contaminated sediments. Lumbriculus variegatus was chosen as a test species because (1) it represents an ecologically relevant component of freshwater ecosystems (i.e., oligochaetes); (2) it is suitable for long-term testing and evaluation of chronic toxicity end points (e.g., growth, reproduction); (3) it is exposed via all important routes of concern, including ingestion of contaminated particles; and (4) it has sufficient biomass to assess bioaccumulation of contaminants. Also, Lumbriculus variegatus is easily cultured and handled. Described herein are culturing procedures and test protocols (e.g., test length, sample size, feeding, etc.) for Lumbriculus variegatus, as well as two examples of the types of experimental data generated when using the oligochaete in tests with contaminated sediments. (Copyright (c) 1993 Pergammon Press Ltd.)