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RECORD NUMBER: 1230 OF 1244
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Utilization of Topsmelt, 'Atherinops affinis', in Environmental Toxicology Studies along the Pacific Coast of the United States.|
|Author||Middaugh, D. P. ; Anderson., B. S. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. Office of Research and Development. ;California Univ., Santa Cruz. Inst. of Marine Sciences.|
|Additional Subjects||Biological indicators ; Fishes ; Environmental monitoring ; Toxicity ; Bioaccumulation ; Bioindicators ; Indicator species ; Life cycle ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Pesticide residues ; Copper ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints ; Smelt ; Atherinops affinis ; Pacific Coast(United States)|
This review provides a synopsis of information available on the geographical distribution, identification, natural history and reproductive habits of the topsmelt, Atherinops affinis. We also review and report on procedures for laboratory spawning of adult topsmelt, culturing of the early-life stages including embryos and larvae, and conducting several different toxicity tests with early-life stages. The toxicological protocols were developed as part of a continuing effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Water Resources Control Board to provide toxicity testing protocols for indigenous indicator fishes that can be used in pollution research and effluent monitoring programs in the Pacific coastal region of the United States.