Differential toxicity of malathion, BHC, and carbaryl to the freshwater fish, Tilapia mossambica (Peters)

Basha, S.M.; Prasada Rao, K.S.; Sambasiva Rao, K.R.; Ramana Rao, K.V.

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 31(5): 543-546

1983


ISSN/ISBN: 0007-4861
PMID: 6196067
DOI: 10.1007/bf01605472
Accession: 001182517

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Abstract
Because malathion, HCH (BHC) and to a lesser extent carbaryl are widely used in India (to control crop pests and/or mosquitoes) in situations where through run-off or direct application they may damage fish and other aquatic fauna, the toxicity of these 3 compounds to Tilapia mossambica, a common fish in freshwater ecosystems, was investigated in the laboratory. The LC50s (after 48 h) were 0.367, 3.199 and 5.495 p.p.m., respectively.

Differential toxicity of malathion, BHC, and carbaryl to the freshwater fish, Tilapia mossambica (Peters)