Effects of Dietary Benzo[a]pyrene on Growth and Hematological Parameters in Juvenile Rockfish, Sebastes schlegeli (Hilgendorf)

  • Seong Gil KimEmail author
  • Dae Kuk Park
  • Suck Woo Jang
  • Jae Seong Lee
  • Seong Soo Kim
  • Mi Hee Chung


Experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of dietary benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) on the growth and hematological parameters of rockfish, Sebastes schlegeli, after they were fed with subchronic dietary B[a]P for 30 days. The weight growth rate of the rockfish was significantly different from that of the control group at dietary B[a]P concentration of 1.5 and 2.0 mg/kg. Significant reduction in red blood cells, hematocrit, and hemoglobin were observed during 30 days of exposure to the highest concentration. Over 30 days, serum AST increased at a B[a]P concentration of 1.5 mg/kg and LDH increased at a B[a]P concentration of 1.0 mg/kg concentration. However, no changes were observed in ALT, total protein, magnesium or calcium.


Dietary benzo[a]pyrene Sebastes schlegeli Growth Hematological parameter 



This work is funded by a grant from the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (RP-2008-ME-032) of Korea.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seong Gil Kim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dae Kuk Park
    • 1
  • Suck Woo Jang
    • 1
  • Jae Seong Lee
    • 1
  • Seong Soo Kim
    • 1
  • Mi Hee Chung
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Environmental Management TeamNational Fisheries Research and Development InstituteBusanSouth Korea
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental StudiesPusan National UniversityBusanSouth Korea

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