Intersex tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) from a contaminated river in Taiwan: A case study

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Abstract

River pollution in Taiwan is rather serious, but so far there have been no reports of fish intersex problems. This report reveals that 50% male tilapia in the Era-Jiin River of southern Taiwan were found to be feminized in an October 8, 1994 collection from station EJ-2 of this river. After discounting all other possible causative factors, and correlating with endocrine disrupting chemicals found in this river, we suggest that there is a great possibility that the occurrence of intersex tilapia was caused by these chemicals. The above finding suggests that greater attention needs to be given to endocrine disrupting chemicals problems.

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Sun, P. L. in, & Tsai, S. S. (2009). Intersex tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) from a contaminated river in Taiwan: A case study. Toxins, 1(1), 14–24. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins1010014

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