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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1621-1639

Dimethoate Induced Behavioural Anomalies in Juvenile Carps, Cyprinus carpio var. communis
Sameena Khan1*, Masood H. Balkhi1, Adnan Abubakr1, Imtiyaz Qayoom1,Bilal A. Bhat2, F. A. Bhat3 and Oyais Asmi4
1Department of Aquatic Environmental Management, 2Department of Social Sciences,
3Department of Fisheries Resource Management,
4Department of Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry, Faculty of Fisheries, SKUAST-K, India
*Corresponding author

Present study was aimed to investigate the effects of sub lethal concentrations of dimethoate, an organophosphate pesticide in juvenile common carps (cyprinus carpio var. communis) (10 ± 2 g). fishes were exposed to the sub lethal concentration of the pesticide available as per the literature under acute toxicity tests. Various behavioural responses like excessive mucus secretions, convulsions, uncoordinated movements, imbalanced swimming, scale erosion and reflex response were measured qualitatively as feeble (+), progressive (++), intense (+++) and severe (++++). Results indicated alterations in the behaviour of fishes with excessive mucus secretion, un-coordination, imbalanced swimming pattern and hemorrhages. Results indicated that dimethoate is a potent toxicant to common carps which induces profound behavioural toxicity.

Keywords: Pesticide, Common carps, Behaviour, Toxicity

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Sameena Khan, Masood H. Balkhi, Adnan Abubakr, Imtiyaz Qayoom, Bilal A. Bhat, F. A. Bhat and Oyais Asmi. 2021. Dimethoate Induced Behavioural Anomalies in Juvenile Carps, Cyprinus carpio var. communis.

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