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Main Title Effects of Pentachlorophenol on Development of Estuarine Communities.
Author Tagatz, Marlin E. ; Ivey, Joel M. ; Tobia., Michael ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-77/069 ;CONTRIB-310;
Stock Number PB-277 154
Additional Subjects Aquatic animals ; Toxicity ; Phenols ; Water pollution ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Exposure ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sediments ; Annelida ; Arthropoda ; Echinodermata ; Mollusca ; Abundance ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Reprints ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-277 154 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
Pentachlorophenol affected the composition of communities of estuarine organisms developed in sand from planktonic larvae in estuarine water that flowed through ten control aquaria and ten aquaria per exposure concentration averaging 7, 76, or 622 micrograms/liter. Annelids, arthropods, and mollusks were the numerically dominant phyla when animals were collected in a 1-mm-mesh sieve after 9 wk of exposure. Mollusks were markedly fewer at 7 micrograms/liter; annelids and arthropods at 76 micrograms/liter. Almost no animals occurred at 622 micrograms/liter. The total numbers of individuals and species were significantly less (alpha = 0.01) in aquaria exposed to 76 micrograms/liter than in those unexposed or exposed to 7 micrograms/liter. (Copyright (c) 1977 by Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health.)