Respectively, Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, 2280 Woodale Dr., Mounds View, Minnesota 55112; and Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Box 25046, Denver Federal Center, MS 406, Denver, Colorado 80225.
COMPARISON OF TRACE ELEMENT CONCENTRATIONS IN TISSUE OF COMMON CARP AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MONITORING1
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume 35, Issue 5, pages 1133–1140, October 1999
How to Cite
Goldstein, R. M. and DeWeese, L. R. (1999), COMPARISON OF TRACE ELEMENT CONCENTRATIONS IN TISSUE OF COMMON CARP AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MONITORING. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 35: 1133–1140. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1999.tb04200.x
Paper No. 98143 of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.Discussions are open until June 1, 2000.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
- trace elements;
- fish tissues;
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) collected from four sites in the Red River of the North in 1994 were analyzed for arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), nickel (Ni), selenium (So), and zinc (Zn). Concentrations differed among liver, muscle, and whole body. Generally, trace element concentrations were the greatest in livers while concentrations in whole bodies were greater than those in muscle for Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn, and concentrations in muscle were similar to whole body for As and Se. Concentrations of Cr were lower in liver than either muscle or whole body. Correlations between liver and whole body concentrations were stronger than those between liver and muscle concentrations, but the strongest correlations were between muscle and whole body concentrations. Examination of tissue concentrations by collection sites suggested that, for a general survey, the whole body may be the most effective matrix to analyze.