, Volume 37, Issue 12, pp 1317–1318 | Cite as

Acute toxicity of copper and its probable effect on thyroid of the fry ofOphiocephalus punctatus (Bloch)

  • D. K. Srivastava
  • R. K. Tyagi


LC50 values for 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 h were estimated at 1.507; 1.065; 0.785; 0.607; 0.559 mg/l copper respectively for the fry ofOphiocephalus punctatus. Copper induced hyperthyroidism resulting in exopthalmos, has been reported for the first time.


Copper Toxicity Acute Toxicity Hyperthyroidism Probable Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Srivastava
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. K. Tyagi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyK.A.D. CollegeAllahabad(India)
  2. 2.CIFR Sub-stationAllahabad(Inadia)

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