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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part B

Heavy metals concentration in water, sediments and accumulation patterns in fish muscle tissues of (O. mossambicus and M. cephalus) collected from Kedilam River, Tamil Nadu, India


Author(s): Gyaneswar Bhuyan and R Anandhan

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to determine the metals (Zn, Cr, Cd, Pb and Ni) in water, sediments and fish tissue of Mugilcephalus and Oreochromis mossambicus collected from Kedilam River, Tamil Nadu during the period from 2013-2014. Samples were collected three different places of the river (Up, mid and Downstream) and fixed with chemicals. Muscle tissues were dried and make a powdered form and finally, metals were detected by the use of atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The results showed that significant values reported in metals like zinc and nickel in water at P<0.05 level, whereas in sediment except chromium others Zn, Cd, Pb and Ni were shown significant value at p<0.05 level. Among the two fish species metals accumulated significantly in O. mossambicus as compared to M. cephalus. Present work shows that the heavy metals distributed in different level of organization. Immediate action need to mitigate the aquatic problems.

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How to cite this article:
Gyaneswar Bhuyan, R Anandhan. Heavy metals concentration in water, sediments and accumulation patterns in fish muscle tissues of (O. mossambicus and M. cephalus) collected from Kedilam River, Tamil Nadu, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(6):113-116.
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