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Contamination of Metals in Tissues of Ctenopharyngodon idella and Perca fluviatilis, from Anzali Wetland, Iran


The objective of the present study was to investigate the levels of metals (Cd, Cu, Zn, Pb and Cr) in muscle, gill, liver, kidney and intestine of two freshwater fish, Ctenopharyngodon idella and Perca fluviatilis, in Anzali Wetland, Iran. The concentrations were different between the fish species as well as among the tissues of fish. Results showed that the metal concentrations in both fish species were in descending order of Zn > Cu > Pb > Cr > Cd. Results also showed that the Cd, Cu, Zn, and Pb concentrations in the muscle of both fish from Anzali Wetland are below levels of concern for human consumption.

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Baramaki Yazdi, R., Ebrahimpour, M., Mansouri, B. et al. Contamination of Metals in Tissues of Ctenopharyngodon idella and Perca fluviatilis, from Anzali Wetland, Iran. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 831–835 (2012).

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