TRACE ELEMENT (Fe, Cu and Zn) ACCUMULATION IN THE MUSCLE TISSUES OF Saurida. undosquamis, Pagellus erythrinus AND Mullus barbatus IN THE ISKENDERUN BAY, TURKEY

Manaşırlı M., Avşar D., Yeldan H., Mavruk S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.24, no.5, pp.1601-1606, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1601-1606
  • Keywords: Trace element (Fe, Zn, Cu), S. undosquamis, P. erythrinus, M. barbatus, HEAVY-METAL LEVELS, MUGIL-CEPHALUS, FISH, LAGOON, SEA, PB, CR
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


This study, in which the trace element (Fe, Cu and Zn) accumulation in the muscle tissues of S. undosquamis, P. erythrinus and M. barbatus have been investigated, was conducted seasonally between April 2010 and December 2013. The change in the amount of accumulated heavy metals (Fe, Cu and Zn) depending on seasons and years in the muscle tissue of the fish species included in the study and their bilateral interactions were found to be significant (p<0.05). The highest amount of Fe was found in summer of 2012 for all species three as follows; (90.21+/-3.17) in P. erythrinus, (79.96+/-6.32) in S. undosquamis, and (75.66+/-5.32) in M barbatus, respectively. On the other hand, the amount of Cu was at highest point in the summer season of 2012 for M. barbatus with a value of (2.69+/-0.09), whereas it was at highest in the spring season of 2013 for P. erythrinus with (1.92+/-0.85) and in the winter of 2011 for S. undosquamis with (1.50+/-0.08), respectively. In the summer season of 2012, the amount of Zn was at its highest level for M. barbatus with a value of (33.17+/-0.86) and P. erythrinus with (30.28+/-3.12), while it was at highest in the spring season of 2010 for S. undosquamis with (29.16+/-3.24), respectively.