Mercury concentrations in commercial fish species of Lake Phewa, Nepal.

@article{Sharma2013MercuryCI,
  title={Mercury concentrations in commercial fish species of Lake Phewa, Nepal.},
  author={Chhatra Mani Sharma and Suresh Basnet and Shichang Kang and Bj{\o}rn Olav Rosseland and Qianggong Zhang and Kaifeng Pan and Rasmus Lundgaard Borgstr{\o}m and Qing Li and Wen-Xiong Wang and Jie Tang Yan Huang and Hans-Christian Teien and Subodh Sharma},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={
          272-7
        }
}
Mercury (Hg) concentrations in four commercial fish species (Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, Spiny Eel Mastacembelus armatus, African catfish Clarias gariepinus, and Sahar Tor putitora), were investigated in Lake Phewa, Nepal. Mean values of total mercury (THg mg kg(-1), ww) in these fishes were 0.02, 0.07, 0.05, and 0.12 respectively. Methylmercury contributed 82 % of THg. The lowest value was detected in O. niloticus, an exclusive plant feeder. The biomagnification rate of Hg through the fish… CONTINUE READING
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