Response of Hydrobia ventrosa (Montagu) to environmental stress: effects of salinity fluctuations and cadmium exposure on growth

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Abstract

Exposure to Cd concentrations of 100-200 μg l-1 significantly reduced growth rate of the estuarine gastropod Hydrobia ventrosa. Snails acclimated to 23‰ salinity sea-water (S) showed reduced growth rates at 13 and 33‰ S relative to snails grown at 23‰ S. At 13‰ S snails did not grow, and any additional effects of cadmium exposure on growth were masked. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-648
Number of pages7
JournalFunctional Ecology
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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