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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.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/234;
Stock Number PB94-170065
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)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-170065 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/01/1994
Collation 51p
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.