Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 319-323 October-December 2015

 

BIOACCUMULATION OF HEAVY METALS IN FOUR FRESH WATER FISHES OF LATIPADA DAM IN DHULE DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

 

Khodake S. P., Borale R. P. and Petare R. K.

1. Department of Botany, JET’s Z. B. Patil College, Dhule, Maharashtra (INDIA) 2. Department of Botany, Karm. A.M.Patil Arts, Commerce and Kai.N.K.Patil Science Sr. College, Pimpalner, Dhule, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : June 20, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

The fresh water fish species Cyprinus carpio, Punctius sarana, Cirrhinus mrigala and Labeo rohita were caught from Latipada dam, District Dhule, Maharashtra, India between the period of January 2012 to June 2012. The muscle tissue of these fish species were analyzed for determination of heavy metals like iron, manganese, lead, cadmium and copper. The levels of heavy metals were determined by using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). The result revealed that the muscle concentration of Fe, Mn, Pb, Cd and Cu ranged from 7.68±1.54 - 12.84±1.93, 0.25±0.06 - 0.78±0.09, 0.09±0.03 - 0.43±0.05, 0.17±0.05 - 0.43±0.13 and 0.83± 0.15 - 1.38±0.32 respectively. The values of heavy metals were within the maximum permissible standard value prescribed by various national and international agencies.

 

Keywords : Latipada dam, Heavy metals, Muscle tissue, Fresh water fish, Atomic Adsorption Spectrophotometer

 

 

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