International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 6 2013- June 2013    Pages: 2217-2223  <<Previous    Next>>

A Study on Acute Toxicity, Behaviour and Growth in Indian Flying Barb, Esomus Danricus (Hamilton-Buchanan) on Exposure to Organochlorine Pesticide, Endosulfan (Ec 35)

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Suchismita Das1, Abhik Gupta2
1-Department of Life science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Silchar, India

2-Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, India


Acute toxicities, in terms of median lethal concentrations (LC50), of commercial grade endosulfan on Esomus danricus, a teleost commonly found in shallow streams and floodplain wetlands of  Assam, India at 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours were 22.48, 13.2, 7.97 and 4.94 µg l-1 respectively. Behaviour of exposed fish was noted upto 96 hours of exposure. Effects of three sublethal concentrations of endosulfan on growth and somatic indices during 28 day exposure period revealed a decline in body weight accompanied by a dose and exposure dependent increase in hepato-somatic index and decline in brain and kidney-somatic indices.

Keywords: LC50, endosulfan, organo-somatic index, chronic toxicity


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