International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2018, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part D
Influence of lead pollution on survival and growth of slug, Filicaulis alte and snail, Macrochlamys indica Godwin-Austen
Ankita Thakur and Dr. Harjit Kaur
Slug, Filicaulis alte
and snail, Macrochlamys indica
were fed on an artificial diet contaminated with different concentrations of Pb (50, 100, 200, 400, 800 Âµg/g). Snails were tolerant of all levels of lead contamination with no mortalities but at highest concentration (800 Âµg/g), Pb was detrimental to snail shell. Slug, F. alte
was found to be sensitive towards highest concentration of Pb (800 Âµg/g), showed adverse morphological effects on their body along with mortality. Thus both slug and snail could be used as bioindicators to monitor adverse effects of environmental Pb pollution.
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Ankita Thakur and Dr. Harjit Kaur. Influence of lead pollution on survival and growth of slug, Filicaulis alte and snail, Macrochlamys indica Godwin-Austen. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(1):228-230.