Skip to main content

Fish toxicity of S-methyl fenitrothion


The acute toxicity of S-methyl fenitrothion to juvenile Atlantic salmon is approximately equal to that of fenitrothion. For both compounds the nominal concentration below which no mortality occurs in 96 h, is 0. 63 mg/ℓ.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.


  1. GREENHALGH, R., and W.D. MARSHALL, Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., in press.

  2. JOINER, R.L., and K.P. BAETCKE, J. Agr. Food Chem.21, 391 (1973).

    Google Scholar 

  3. KOVACICOVA, J., Z. MASUD, V. BATORA, J. KOVAC, and S. TRUCHLIK, Pestic. Sci.2, 101 (1971).

    Google Scholar 

  4. KOVACICOVA, J., V. BATORA, and S. TRUCHLIK, Pestic. Sci.4, 759 (1973).

    Google Scholar 

  5. MARSHALL, W.D., R. GREENHALGH, and V. BATORA, Pestic. Sci., in press.

  6. MELNIKOV, N.N., Residue Revs.36, 1 (1971).

    Google Scholar 

  7. PETERSON, R.H., and V. ZITKO, Variations in insect drift associated with operational and experimental contamination with fenitrothion in New Brunswick, Fish. Mar. Ser. Res. Dev. Tech. Rep. 439 (1974).

  8. STASNY, M., and S. TRUCHLIK, The isomerizing effects of the catalysts used in the synthesis of fenitrothion and related compounds, Paper presented at the 3rd International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, IUPAC, Helsinki, Finland, July 3–9, 1974.

  9. ZITKO, V., and T.D. CUNNINGHAM, Fenitrothion, derivatives, and isomers: Hydrolysis, adsorption, and biodegradation, Fish. Mar. Ser. Res. Dev. Tech. Rep. 458 (1974).

Download references

Author information



Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Zitko, V., Cunningham, T.D. Fish toxicity of S-methyl fenitrothion. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 14, 19–24 (1975).

Download citation


  • Toxicity
  • Waste Water
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Acute Toxicity