Metal contents in Cancer polyodon (Crustacea: Decapoda) in a bay system of northern Chile (27°S)

Alexis Castillo, Jorge Valdés


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol39-issue3-fulltext-7

The contents of Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb, Fe, Al and Ni in the muscle tissue of Cancer polyodon from Caldera, Calderilla, Inglesa, and Salada bays (Atacama, Chile) were quantified. The results were comparedwith similar studies by other authors and with the national and international regulatory standards for heavy metal contents in crustaceans for human consumption. In increasing order, the metal contents in C. polyodon were: Cd< Ni< Cu< Pb< Znrisk for human health.

Castillo A, Valdés J. Metal contents in Cancer polyodon (Crustacea: Decapoda) in a bay system of northern Chile (27°S). Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;39(3). Available from: doi:10.3856/vol39-issue3-fulltext-7 [Accessed 22 Jan. 2019].
Castillo, A., & Valdés, J. (2017). Metal contents in Cancer polyodon (Crustacea: Decapoda) in a bay system of northern Chile (27°S). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 39(3). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol39-issue3-fulltext-7