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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Baseline Studies of Fish Blood.
Author Murray, Sylvia A. ;
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL. Office of Natural Resources.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/7-83-019;
Stock Number PB83-264598
Additional Subjects Blood ; Hematology ; Fishes ; Temperature ; Stress(Physiology) ; Ecology ; Protein ; Erythrocytes ; Glucose ; Baseline information ; Literature surveys ; Bluegills
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-264598 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 136p
The objectives of this work were to develop hematological methodologies for fish, determine effects of stocking density on fish hematology, define, characterize, quantify baseline hematological values of adult bluegill, and provide a selected and annotated bibliography of baseline and temperature studies on fish blood. A survey of the literature indicated that more studies are needed to determine normal (nonstressed) blood parameter values for freshwater teleosts. Standard clinical methods, with some modifications for small blood samples, are adequate for fish hematological studies. A density stress syndrome seems to exist for goldfish, catfish, and bluegill. Blood dyscrasias associated with density stress include smaller and rounder red blood cells, hyperglycemis, an increase in albumin/protein ratios, and decreased values for hematocrit and hemoglobin.