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Main Title Alterations in Growth, Reproduction, and Energy Metabolism of Estuarine Crustaceans as Indicators of Pollutant Stress.
Author McKenney, C. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/201;
Stock Number PB95-122974
Additional Subjects Biological indicators ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Crustacea ; Water pollution ; Growth ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Metabolism ; Life cycles ; Bioindicators ; Zooplankton ; Reprints ; Mysid ; Mysidopsis bahia
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-122974 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/06/1995
Collation 5p
An estuarine mysid (Mysidopsis bahia) has been identified as one of the most sensitive members of the estuarine community to pollutant stress. In the majority of life-cycle toxicity tests using this planktonic estuarine crustacean, sublethal reduction in reproductive potential is the most sensitive criterion for chronic biological effect. Recent information suggests that retarded juvenile growth rates and alterations in energy metabolism of exposed mysids precedes reductions in reproductive capacity. Results of these laboratory studies, confirmed recently in a field study, indicate that measurements of metabolic dysfunction in mysids exposed to microcontaminants may be used to predict altered production rates in these sensitive crustacean populations.