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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part D

Haematological studies of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822) exposed to sublethal concentrations of atrazine


Author(s): Bala B, Azua ET and Akaahan TJ

Abstract: The effects of atrazine on haematological parameters, physicochemical parameters and behavioural responses of Clarias gariepinus juveniles were examined under laboratory conditions after exposure to sublethal concentrations for 8 weeks. A sublethal examination was conducted on blood parameters of Clarias gariepinus exposed to atrazine using concentrations 0.15mg/L, 0.29mg/L, 0.44mg/L, 0.59mg/L, 0.74mg/L and 0.00mg/L as control. An indication of subtle but rapid deterioration of life due to the effects atrazine exerts on fish was evident in the blood parameters. Haemoglobin, Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Packed Cell Volume, Mean Corpuscular Volume, Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin and Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentrations in all the treatments varied significantly (P<0.05) from the control. It is however imperative to note that the life of an organism is in the blood, so the enormous impact of atrazine on the blood characteristics posed an adverse damage to the treated fish.

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How to cite this article:
Bala B, Azua ET and Akaahan TJ. Haematological studies of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822) exposed to sublethal concentrations of atrazine. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2019; 7(3): 256-260.
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