Effect of mercury on survival, metabolism and behaviour of larval Uca pugilator (Brachyura)

@inproceedings{Decoursey1972EffectOM,
  title={Effect of mercury on survival, metabolism and behaviour of larval Uca pugilator (Brachyura)},
  author={Patricia J. Decoursey and Winona B. Vernberg and Belle W. Baruch},
  year={1972}
}
A battery of tests was used to determine the effects of three dilute mercuric chloride solutions on larval stages (Zoea I, III, V) of the fiddler crab Uca pugilator (Bosc). The influence of both acute and chronic exposures on viability, oxygen consumption, and swimming activity was measured. No stage V and only a few stage I or III larvae were able to survive a concentration of 9 * 10-7 M HgCl2 (0.18 ppm Hg) longer than 24 hr; an exposure as short as 6 hr resulted in reduced metabolism and… CONTINUE READING

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