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Main Title Suitability of Sheepshead Minnows ('Cyprinodon variegatus') for Life-Cycle Toxicity Tests.
Author Hansen, D. J. ; Parrish., P. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-77/073;
Stock Number PB-277 177
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Minnows ; Toxicity ; Fishes ; Insecticides ; Toxicology ; Tables(Data) ; Life cycles ; Estuaries ; Concentration(Composition) ; Salinity ; Temperature ; Endrin ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Heptachlor ; Carbamates ; Malathion ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Sulfur organic compounds ; Aromatic compounds ; Indicator species ; Exposure ; Water pollution ; Water analysis ; Bioassay ; Carbofuran ; Reprints ; Cyprinodon variegatus ; Toxic substances ; Methoxychlor ; Bioindicators ; Animal models ; Water pollution detection ; Laboratory tests
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-277 177 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
Entire life-cycle toxicity tests are practical with sheepshead minnows, Cyprinodon variegatus. This is the only estuarine fish that has been utilized successfully in life-cycle toxicity tests, using methods formulated only since 1973. Salinity, temperature, and spawning requirements were determined, and initial life-cycle toxicity tests with endrin were conducted at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gulf Breeze (Florida) Laboratory. Subsequent tests with heptachlor, carbofuran, methoxychlor, and malathion were conducted at Gulf Breeze or at EG&G, Bionomics. All studies confirmed the feasibility of using this estuarine fish for determining maximum acceptable toxicant concentrations and application factors. Results of our tests also corroborate data on application factors obtained in studies completed elsewhere with freshwater fishes and the same pesticides. (Copyright (c) American Society for Testing and Materials, 1977.)