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Main Title Effect of sublethal metal pollutants on the fiddler crab Uca pugilator /
Author Vernberg, W. B. ; DeCoursey., P. J.
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DeCoursey, P. J.,
CORP Author South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Belle W. Baruch Inst. for Marine Biology and Coastal Research.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, R.I.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/3-77-024; EPA-R-801455
Stock Number 02882
OCLC Number 03086328
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Metals--Toxicology. ; Crabs.
Additional Subjects Crustacea ; Metals ; Toxic tolerances ; Water pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mercury(Metal) ; Cadmium ; Larvae ; Monitoring ; Survival ; Animal behavior ; Metabolism ; Salinity ; Heat tolerance ; Sublethal dosage ; Life cycles ; Oxygen consumption ; Crabs ; Uca pugilator ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Synergism
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NTIS  PB-267 940 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation x, 59 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
Studies have been carried out on the synergistic effects of sublethal concentrations of mercury (Hg) and/or cadmium (Cd) in conjunction with temperature and salinity stress on larval and adult fiddler crabs, Uca pugilator. Six biological parameters of the adult organism were monitored including survival, tissue uptake, metabolism, behavior, microscopic anatomy, and enzymatic activity, using metal concentrations of 0.18 ppm Hg and 1.0 ppm Cd. Studies with larval stages (zoeal stages I, III, V and megalops) considered survival, metabolism and behavior under conditions of 1.8 ppb Hg and 1.0 ppb Cd. The effect of mercury or cadmium on Uca pugilator depends upon a number of factors, including stage of the life cycle, sex, thermal history, and environmental conditions. Data presented here suggest that the mode of action of the two metals is not the same.
Issued Feb. 1977. Prepared by Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, under grant no. 801455. Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-58).