Metal accumulation in the smooth toadfish, Tetractenos glaber, in estuaries around Sydney, Australia

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dc.contributor.author Alquezar, R
dc.contributor.author Markich, SJ
dc.contributor.author Booth, DJ
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:29:39Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Pollution, 2006, 142 (1), pp. 123 - 131
dc.identifier.issn 0269-7491
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3686
dc.description.abstract This study determined the metal levels in sediments and tissues of a common estuarine fish, Tetractenos glaber (smooth toadfish), from two metal contaminated and two reference estuaries near Sydney, Australia. Metal levels were highest in sediments and fish from contaminated estuaries. Gonads contained the highest metal levels followed by muscle, gill and liver. Metal accumulation was gender-dependant (e.g. male gonads were >20 times higher in As than females; female gills were >30 times higher than males for Pb). Cadmium, Pb and Ni levels in fish tissues reflected sediment levels, indicating sediment and/or dietary metal uptake. Levels of As, Co, Cd & Pb in gills showed similar patterns to other tissues, suggesting that metals may have been taken up by gills through contaminated water. Similar metal patterns in tissues and sediments suggest more than one uptake pathway. This study indicates that multiple factors influence metal accumulation in fish. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.envpol.2005.09.010
dc.title Metal accumulation in the smooth toadfish, Tetractenos glaber, in estuaries around Sydney, Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Environmental Pollution
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 142
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.publocation Yokohama, Japan
dc.identifier.startpage 123 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 131 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference FISITA World Automotive Congress
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 940138
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.date.activity 2006-10-22
dc.location.activity Yokohama, Japan
dc.description.keywords Bioaccumulation
dc.description.keywords Gender
dc.description.keywords Metal
dc.description.keywords Sediments
dc.description.keywords Smooth toadfish
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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