International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2013, Vol. 1 Issue 2, Part A
Study of the Physiochemical changes analysis of endosulfan on Indian cat fish Heteropneustes fossilis
Dr. Anju Kumari
The effect of various concentrations of endosulfan, an organochlorine pesticide on the haematological and biochemical changes of Hetrobranchus bidorsalis
was investigated in static bioassay under laboratory conditions. The concentrations the product used were 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.30 and 0.0 (control) ml/L. The result of water quality parameters showed there were no significant difference (P>0.05) between the test media and the control. Abnormal behaviour such as imbalance position, secretion of mucus, erratic swimming, respiratory distress flashing and lethargy were observed before death during the exposure period. The exposure leads to a decrease in the levels of erythrocytes, leucocytes, haemoglobin, total protein and an increase in alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin and plasma glucose when compared with the control. The implications of the findings in relation to the exposed fish and the aquatic environment are discussed.
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Dr. Anju Kumari. Study of the Physiochemical changes analysis of endosulfan on Indian cat fish Heteropneustes fossilis. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2013;1(2):42-44.