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Distribution of Metals in the Tissues of Benthic, Euryglossa orientalis and Cynoglossus arel., and Bentho-Pelagic, Johnius belangerii., Fish from Three Estuaries, Persian Gulf

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Concentrations of Cd, Co, Cu, Ni, Pb, Fe and Zn were determined in the muscle, liver and gills of three commercial benthic and pelagic fish species (Johnius belangerii, Euryglossa orientalis and Cynoglossus arel) from three estuaries in the northwest Persian Gulf. Metals levels varied significantly depending on the tissues, species and locations. Generally, the results showed that liver accumulate higher concentrations of the metals in comparison to muscle and gills, except in few cases. Among the species, E. orientalis showed the highest levels of Co, Cu, Ni and Fe, while the highest concentrations of Pb and Zn were observed in C. arel. J. belangerii accumulated the highest level of Pb element.

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This study was supported by Toseeye Manabe Tabieie Paydar institute.

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Abdolahpur Monikh, F., Peery, S., Karami, O. et al. Distribution of Metals in the Tissues of Benthic, Euryglossa orientalis and Cynoglossus arel., and Bentho-Pelagic, Johnius belangerii., Fish from Three Estuaries, Persian Gulf. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 489–494 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-012-0747-z

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Keywords

  • Persian Gulf
  • Musa estuary
  • Benthic
  • Benthopelagic
  • Pelagic