Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 19 OF 33
|Main Title||Molt-related Susceptibility and Regenerative Limb Growth as Sensitive Indicators of Aquatic Pollutant Toxicity to Crustaceans.|
|Author||Rao, K. R. ; Conklin, P. J. ;|
|CORP Author||University of West Florida, Pensacola. Dept. of Biology.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.|
|Report Number||EPA-R-807417 ;EPA-R-804541; EPA/600/D-86/108;|
|Additional Subjects||Toxicity ; Shrimps ; Water pollution ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Radioactive isotopes ; Concentration(Composition) ; Phenols ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Bioassay ; Phthalates ; Chromium ; Drilling fluids ; Indian Ocean ; Reprints ; Palaemonetes pugio ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Phenol/trichloro ; Phenol/tetrachloro ; Tracer studies|
The study evaluated the comparative toxicity of various pollutants to intermolt and molting grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio). Most of the tested materials (pentachlorophenol, tetrachlorophenols, trichlorophenols, methylenebis dichlorophenol, dibutyl phthalate, chromium, and drilling mud) were more toxic to molting shrimp than to intermolt shrimp. Radio-tracer studies with 2,4,5-trichlorophenol and pentachlorophenol indicated that the increased susceptibility of newly molted shrimp is linked to increased pollutant uptake.