International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Volume (3) - Issue (4), 2018 pp 327-331


Toxicity of monocrotophos and their effects on  haematological parameters of  marine fish Mugil cephalus


Sathick, O., Farvin Banu, S. and Muthukumaravel, K.


The haematological parameters of Mughil cephalus were investigated after exposing the fish to the sublethal concentrations of (1/10, 1/30 of 96h LC50) monocrotophos. The 96h LC50 value of the monocrotophos during acute exposure was found to be 0.0038 ppm. Exposure of the fish to monocrotophos showed a significant decrease in RBC and haemoglobin (Hb) content at the end of 30th day as compared to control whereas the WBC increased significantly, with the increase in exposure periods.


Mughil cephalus, Acute toxicity, Monocrotophos, haematological parameters.

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Article History

Received on 19/04/2018, Accepted on 28/04/2018, Published on 06/08/2018