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Accumulation of heavy metals in the whaleworm Anisakis simplex s.l. (Nematoda: Anisakidae)
Pascual, S.; Abollo, E. (2003). Accumulation of heavy metals in the whaleworm Anisakis simplex s.l. (Nematoda: Anisakidae). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 83(5): 905-906
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154; e-ISSN 1469-7769, more
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Keywords
    Accumulation
    Aquatic organisms > Marine organisms > Aquatic mammals > Marine mammals
    Chemical elements > Metals > Heavy metals
    Anisakidae Railliet & Henry, 1912 [WoRMS]; Anisakis simplex (Rudolphi, 1809) [WoRMS]; Nematoda [WoRMS]
    ANE, Spain, Galicia [Marine Regions]
    Marine/Coastal

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  • Pascual, S.
  • Abollo, E.

Abstract
    Third-stage larval and adult infrapopulations of the whaleworm Anisakis simplex sensu lato (s.l.) (Nematoda: Anisakidae) from their respective fish, cephalopod and cetacean hosts caught or stranded in the Galician coast (north-west Spain), were analysed for heavy metals by atomic absorption spectrometry. Results suggest that the whaleworm may accumulate lead and copper to levels far in excess of their host tissues.

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