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Main Title Respiratory and Behavioral Responses of the Grass Shrimp 'Palaemonetes pugio' to Cadmium and Reduced Dissolved Oxygen.
Author Hutcheson, M. ; Miller, D. C. ; White, A. Q. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Environmental Research Lab., Johns Island, SC. Bears Bluff Field Station.
Year Published 1985
Report Number ERLN-351 ;EPA/600/J-85/199;
Stock Number PB86-117355
Additional Subjects Cadmium ; Oxygen ; Shrimps ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Dissolved gases ; Exposure ; Animal behavior ; Metabolism ; Respiration ; Reprints ; Palaemonetes pugio ; Grass shrimp ; Locomotion
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NTIS  PB86-117355 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Adult grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) were collected during July and August, 1973, and exposed for 48-hr periods to a series of sublethal cadmium (Cd) concentrations: 0.1 and 0.56 mg/l for metabolic studies; and 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.56 mg/l for locomotor studies. Treatment effects were tested singly and in combination at selected dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations ranging from near saturation to 0.8 mg/l. Shrimp not exposed to Cd exhibited metabolic regulation between 6.5 and 4.6 mg DO/l, with progressively lower O2 consumption rates at lower DO concentrations. Oxygen consumption of Cd-exposed shrimp was suppressed overall relative to the non-Cd treated shrimp, and with one exception, the magnitude of metabolic suppression directly corresponded to Cd concentration. Locomotor activity of non-Cd exposed shrimp was relatively independent of DO concentration down to 2.8mg DO/l and became significantly suppressed at 1.8mg DO/l and below. (Copyright (c) Springer-Verlag 1985.)