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Main Title Procedures for measuring cough (gill purge) rates of fish /
Author Drummond, Robert A., ; Carlson., Richard W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Carlson, Richard Warren,
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Minn.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/3-77-133
Stock Number PB-277 091
OCLC Number 04802717
Subjects Gills ; Fishes
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Cough ; Tests ; Measurement ; Rates(Per time) ; Respiration ; Responses ; Pressure sensors ; Electrodes ; Test chambers ; Exposure ; Metals ; Pesticides ; Effluents ; Water pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Stress(Physiology) ; Toxicology ; Toxic substances ; Particulates ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-133 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJED  EPA 600/3-77-133 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKCD  EPA-600/3-77-133 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-3-77-133 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/14/2017
ELDD  EPA-600/3-77-133 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-133 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-277 091 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 47 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The cough (gill purge) is an interruption in the normal ventilatory cycle of fish that serves to clean the gills of accumulated particulate matter. A review of the literature shows that the cough occurs in a variety of freshwater and marine fish; that both mechanical and chemical stimulation apparently can cause fish to increase their cough rates; and that an increase in coughing is a rapid and sensitive endpoint for studying chemicals and effluents. In reviewing the test methods and apparatus for measuring cough rates of fish, the authors conclude the electrode chamber method offers more potential as a bioassay tool for assessing the respiratory responses of fish due to toxicant exposure. Recommended test procedures, for using the electrode chamber method are given.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-35).