Contact: +91-9711224068
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal

(ICV-Poland) Impact Value: 76.37, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.69
E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part A

Heavy metal concentration in dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758) from Karachi Harbour, Pakistan.


Author(s): Quratulan Ahmed, Semra Benzer

Abstract: In this study, zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), nicel (Ni) and cadmium (Cd) concentrations were determined in muscle of Coryphaena hippurus collected from Karachi coast, Pakistan, at autumn inter monsoon, north east monsoon, spring inter monsoon and south west monsoon from October 2010 – September 2011. All samples were analyzed for zinc, copper, nicel and cadmium by AAnalyst 700 Flame Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer. Generally fish showed the accumulation level of Zn (4.13 µg g-1), Cu (2.92 µg g-1), Ni (0.40 µg g-1) and Cd (0.18 µg g-1) in muscle respectively. Zn, Cu, Ni and Cd accumulations in muscle tissues of c. hippurus caught from Karachi coast Pakistan were not exceeding the limit values. Therefore, all metal accumulations in c.hippurus have to be monitored continuously especially in these regions.

Pages: 26-29  |  714 Views  11 Downloads

Download Full Article: Click Here

How to cite this article:
Quratulan Ahmed, Semra Benzer. Heavy metal concentration in dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758) from Karachi Harbour, Pakistan.. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 2(5): 26-29.
ADVERTISEMENT
Mosquito Journal
Call for book chapter
Journals List Click Here Research Journals Research Journals