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Accumulation of toxic heavy metal; the lead (pb) in tissues of the little tuna (Euthynnus alletteratus), (Rafinesque, 1810) from the Oran Coastline, Algeria.

Authors(7) :-Nardjess Benamar, Mouadih Nadjat, Amina Sarah BENAMAR, Nour El Houda Madani, Mohamed Abdelatif Benamar, Bouderbala Mohamed, Boutiba Zitouni

The aim of the present study is to determine the levels of  toxic heavy metal; the lead in the liver and muscle tissues of  little tuna (Euthynnus alletteratus), from the Oran coastline. Metal levels in fish samples were analyzed by using atomic absorption with flams. 120 readings were carried out betweenOctober 2012 to febury 2013. The average concentrations recorded in the fish, in this study, ranged, respectively, between 0,42 to 0,67  mg/kg for liver,  0,23 to 0,39 mg/kg for muscle and between 0,36 to 0,42 mg/kg for gonads.  The levels measured in liver tissue are higher than those reported for muscle tissue. The present study confirms that the little tuna from the Oran coastline can bioaccumulate heavy metals from a polluted environment. The average concentrations of Pb, recorded in our study, were above FAO limiting standards for food fish.
Nardjess Benamar, Mouadih Nadjat, Amina Sarah BENAMAR, Nour El Houda Madani, Mohamed Abdelatif Benamar, Bouderbala Mohamed, Boutiba Zitouni
Euthynnus Alletteratus; Pollution, Heavy Metals, Lead; Oran Coastline.
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 5 | September-October 2016
  Date of Publication : 2016-10-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 192-195
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162542
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
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Nardjess Benamar, Mouadih Nadjat, Amina Sarah BENAMAR, Nour El Houda Madani, Mohamed Abdelatif Benamar, Bouderbala Mohamed, Boutiba Zitouni, "Accumulation of toxic heavy metal; the lead (pb) in tissues of the little tuna (Euthynnus alletteratus), (Rafinesque, 1810) from the Oran Coastline, Algeria.", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.192-195, September-October-2016
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