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Main Title Effect of Diflubenzuron on an Estuarine Crustacean.
Author Nimmo, D. R. ; Hamaker, T. L. ; Moore, J. C. ; Sommers, C. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/J-79-059 ;CONTRIB-379;
Stock Number PB80-177041
Additional Subjects Crustacea ; Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Estuaries ; Life cycles ; Insecticides ; Nitrogen organic compounds ; Exposure ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Bioassay ; Salinity ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Dimilin ; Benzamide/N-(((chlorophenyl)amino)carbonyl)-difluoro ; Mysidopsis bahia
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NTIS  PB80-177041 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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Data are reported for tests exposing a small, estuarine crustacean, Mysidopsis bahia, to diflubenzuron (Dimilin, TH-6040, (1-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(2,6-difluorobenzoyl)urea)) in flowing seawater. Tests were conducted in intermittent flows from a diluter or continuous flowing water in which the toxicant was added by an infusion pump. Diflubenzuron was acutely and chronically toxic to M. bahia: the calculated 96-hr LC50 was 2.1 micrograms/l (95% fiducial limits, 1.6 to 2.7 micrograms/l at 24 to 25C and 23 to 29 parts per thousand salinity. In a life-cycle experiment, the 21-day LC50 was 1.24 micrograms/l (95% fiducial limits, 0.84 to 1.8 micrograms/l at 24 to 26C and 23 to 29 parts per thousand salinity). In the life-cycle studies, the reproductive success (number of young produced per female) was found to be a more sensitive criterion of effect than survival of adults. For example, only 13.5 young/female were produced in an estimated concentration of 0.075 micrograms/l whereas 21.4 and 21.0 young/female were produced in controls. As diflubenzuron concentrations increased, there was direct suppression of reproduction.