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Main Title Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congener Distributions in Winter Flounder as Related to Gender, Spawning Site, and Congener Metabolism.
Author Elskus, A. A. ; Stegeman, J. J. ; Gooch, J. W. ; Black, D. E. ; Pruell, R. J. ;
CORP Author Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA. Dept. of Biology.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-R-813155; EPA/600/J-94/232 ; ERLN-1391
Stock Number PB94-170040
Additional Subjects Flounder ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Liver ; Toxicity ; Sex factors ; Tissue distribution ; Metabolism ; Fishes ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-170040 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Concentrations of 17 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners were measured in liver of gonadally mature winter flounder collected from Fox Island and Gaspee Point, RI, and from New Bedford Harbor, MA. These locations represent spawning sites with different degrees and sources of PCB contamination. The data demonstrate that the PCB concentrations and patterns in these fish reflect those of their spawning grounds, indicating that winter flounder caught in clean offshore waters could have substantial amounts of tissue PCB, that the content of PCB congeners in winter flounder liver is influenced little by sex or reproductive condition, and that flounder selectively metabolize PCB congeners with adjacent meta,para-unsubstituted carbon atoms. (Copyright (c) 1994 American Chemical Society.)