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Main Title Early life-stage toxicity of copper to endangered and surrogate fish species /
Author Besser, J. M. ; Dwyer, F. L. ; Ingersall, C. G. ; Wang, N.
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Besser, John M.
CORP Author Missouri Univ., Columbia.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/600/R-01/051
Stock Number PB2002-104609
Subjects Fishes--Effect of heavy metals on. ; Copper--Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Copper ; Chemical effluents ; Fishes ; Endangered species ; Water quality criteria ; Aquatic animals ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Biomass ; Laboratory tests ; Natural resource protection ; Evaluation
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NTIS  PB2002-104609 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 32 pages : illustrations
Water quality criteria (WQC) for the protection of aquatic life have not explicitly considered the degree of protection afforded to aquatic species listed as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (listed species). Most WQCs are based primarily on responses of a limited number of surrogate species, which are easily cultured and tested in the laboratory. Little information is available about the relative sensitivity of listed species to toxic chemicals, especially with respect to chronic toxicity. We conducted a series of chronic, early-life-stage toxicity tests with two listed species, fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) and spotfin chub (Cyprinella monacha), and two surrogate species, fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), exposed to copper (Cu).
"June 2001." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA Project No. DW14937809-01-0." "EPA/600/R-01/051." Microfiche.