Bioaccumulation of lead nitrate in red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

  • Anderson M
  • Preslan J
  • Jolibois L
 et al. 
  • 7


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 35


    Citations of this article.


Crayfish were exposed to intermediate concentrations of lead nitrate (150 μgl-1) and 1100 μgl-1) for periods up to 7 weeks. Lead clearance was monitored at 3 weeks following the 7 week exposure to the lower concentration. Lead bioaccumulation was demonstrated to be a time- and dose-dependent phenomenon in gills, hepatopancreas and abdominal muscle, but not the exoskeleton. The tissue concentrations of lead in soft tissues, in decreasing order were gills > hepatopancreas > muscle > hemolymph. Lead clearance was significant in all tissues evaluated except the hepatopancreas, the organ of metal storage and detoxification.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Bioaccumulation
  • Lead
  • Red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text


  • Mary Bitner Anderson

  • Janet E. Preslan

  • Lloyd Jolibois

  • James E. Bollinger

  • William J. George

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free