Ecotoxicological monitoring of a basin in Huancavelica, Peru affected by heavy metals

Alfonzo Alegre, Emilio Bonifaz, Silvia Eugenia Solange Lee, Lorena Alvariño, José Iannacone

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All right reserved. Evaluated on four non-target organisms: Daphnia magna, Chironomus calligraphus, Arthrospira platensis and Poecilia reticulata. In addition, the bioaccumulation of heavy metals was observed in the muscle tissue of three fish species (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Odonthestes bonariensis and Rhamdia quelen). It was found that for D. magna 25% of stations were toxic, for C. calligraphus, 100% of stations showed absence of toxic effects, for A. platensis, 50% of the stations were toxic and for P. reticulata the 8.3% of stations turned out to be toxic. The analysis of bioaccumulation in fish indicated the presence of high values in Hg and As.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalRevista Electronica de Veterinaria
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthrospira platensis
  • Bioassays
  • Daphnia magna
  • Hironomus calligraphus
  • Mortality
  • Poecilia reticulata


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