Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 64 Number 4

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Using Nassarius stolatus as a potential heavy metal biomonitor

Khidkhan, Kraisiri;Imsilp, Kanjana;Poapolathep, Amnart;Poapolathep, Saranya;Jermnak, Usuma;Tanhan, Phanwimol

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/63758
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.64.4.277
KEYWORDS : biomonitor;heavy metal;Nassarius stolatus

Abstract

Nassarius stolatus was evaluated as the potential heavy metal (Cd, Fe, Mn, Ni and Pb) accumulator in Don Hoi Lot sandbar, Samut Songkhram province, Thailand. This selected species belongs to the Gastropoda, which is widely distributed in the coastal areas from the upper Gulf through the southern part of Thailand. From our findings, the heavy metal accumulations in N. stolatus tissues were Fe > Pb > Mn > Ni > Cd. The retrieved bioaccumulation factor (BAF) indicated that N. Stolatus has high potential to be a biomonitor for the contaminations of Fe and Mn in water and Cd, Ni and Pb in sediment.

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