Metabolic responses of pleustonic and burrowing freshwater crabs exposed to endosulfan

Authors
Negro, Carlos Leandro; Senkman, Lidia Eloisa; Collins, Pablo Agustin
Publication Year
2012
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
This work focused on the effects on metabolism of environmental concentrations of endosulfan in the freshwater crabs Dilocarcinus pagei and Zilchiopsis collastinensis. The concentrations used were 0, 6 and 62 μg of endosulfan l-1. Oxygen consumption, oxyregulation capacity and critical oxygen concentration were modified by the presence of endosulfan in D. pagei. In contrast, Z. collastinensis crabs showed a decrease in the ammonia-N excretion rate, but the oxygen consumption was similar between exposed and control crabs. A significant increase in the O:N ratio was evidenced in Z. collastinensis exposed to this biocide, demonstrating a shift toward lipid and carbohydrate primary metabolism. Dilocarcinus pagei controlled its oxygen consumption through isolation as a defense mechanism, while Zilchiopsis collastinensis modified the ammonia excretion. These different defense mechanisms might be related to the dissimilar habitats that each species occupies.
Fil: Negro, Carlos Leandro. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto Nacional de Limnología. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto Nacional de Limnología; Argentina
Fil: Senkman, Lidia Eloisa. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto Nacional de Limnología. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto Nacional de Limnología; Argentina
Fil: Collins, Pablo Agustin. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto Nacional de Limnología. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto Nacional de Limnología; Argentina
Subject
Pesticide
pollution
metabolism
freshwater crabs
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/60511