Development of an acute toxicity test with the marine copepod acartia sinjiensis

Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology
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Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology, 2006, 12 pp. 67 - 75
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Few toxicity test protocols with tropical marine species are currently available in Australasia. In this study, an acute 48h immobilisation toxicity test was developed with an native marine copepod Acartia sinjiensis. This species is widley distributed in tropical and sub-tropical brackish waters in Australia and is an important component of marine food webs. A comparison of its sensitivity to other species shwoed that this copepod was amongst the most sensitive Australian species to copper
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