2012 – Volume 1, Issue 1 / (Page 13-16)

Lead Bioaccumulation in Gill, Muscle and Hepatopancreas Tissues of Mediterranean Green Crab, Carcinus aestuarii (Nardo, 1847)

Kahraman Selvi, Hasan Kaya, Arınç Tulgar, Mehmet Akbulut



This study was conducted to determine lead bioaccumulation in gill, muscle and hepatopancreas tissues of the Mediterranean Green Crab, Carcinus aestuarii (Nardo, 1947) which exposed to sublethal concentrations of lead in vivo effect for 14 days. Lead accumulation in tissues of C. aestuarii was observed as gill>muscle>hepatopancreas in the end of 7th day and as gill>hepatopancreas>muscle in the end of 14th day. As a result of test, it was found that lead bioaccumulation in tissues of C. aestuarii that was exposed to different concentrations of lead (0.025; 0.05; 0.1 and 1.0 mg/L) was increased in line with the ambient lead concentration of and time of exposure. In addition, the most accumulation was determined in gills.



Carcinus aestuarii, Lead, Bioaccumulation


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