Adakole, J.A. and Mbah, C.E.
Seasonal variation of some trace metal concentrations in some fish species on stretch of River Kubanni, Zaria.
In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
In a semi-urbanized stretch of river Kubanni, Zaria, seasonal variations of some tree metals (copper, zinc and lead) in fish species (Clarias sp., Tilapia sp and Alestes sp) were investigated over a period of eight months. Water and fish were sampled monthly, pooled separately and seasonal analysis of each trace determined using atomic absorption method. The concentration of each of the elements in water higher in the dry season than during the rainy season. The dry and rainy season concentrations of copper, zinc and lead were 6.85~c10.66 mu gg super(-1)&1.45~c1.10 mu gg super(-1); 2.13~c1.68 mu gg super(-1)&0.1 5~c0.05 mu gg super(-1); and 0.52~c0.50 mu gg super(-1) & 0.31~c0.14 mu gg super(-1) respectively. Similarly, all the three accumulated more zinc and lead in the dry season than during the rainy season. Tilapia species and to some extent, Alestes species being pelagic had a higher concentration of trace metals than Clarias species which is a bottom dwelling fish Tilapia species may therefore be a better indicator species than Clarias species for monitoring trace metals in water bodies. Reasons for the observed variations in the trace metals were discussed
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||Seasonal variation of some trace metal concentrations in some fish species on stretch of River Kubanni, Zaria
||19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; fish; seasonal variations; trace metals
Ms Maria Kalentsits
||31 Aug 2010 13:11
||29 Sep 2011 16:32
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