Hematological analysis of Micropogonias Furnieri, Desmarest, 1823, Scianidae, from two estuaries of Baixada Santista, São paulo Brazil
Keywords:M. furnieri, Hematology, pollution, estuaries, Itanhaém, Santos
AbstractHematological alterations in fish are considered a useful tool to evaluate pathological processes resulting from the exposure to environmental pollutants. The whitemouth croaker Micropogonias furnieri is a common species in estuarine areas and potentially exposed to many contaminants. In the present study, the hematological characteristics of fish collected at two sites in Baixada Santista (Santos Estuarine System - SES, a polluted site; and the Estuary of Itanhaém River - EIR, unpolluted site) del was analysed. The following blood descriptors were analyzed: number of Erythrocytes (Er), Hematocrit (Ht), Hemoglobin (Hb), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) and Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin concentration (MCHC). Fish from SES exhibited significant lower levels of Ht and increase on MCHC and Hb. Such differences are likely related to the different contamination levels found in these estuaries.
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Seriani, R., Moreira, L. B., Abessa, D. M. de S., Abujamara, L. D., Carvalho, N. S. B. de, Maranho, L. A., Kirschbaum, A. A., & Ranzani-Paiva, M. J. T. (2010). Hematological analysis of Micropogonias Furnieri, Desmarest, 1823, Scianidae, from two estuaries of Baixada Santista, São paulo Brazil . Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 58(spe3), 87-92. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1679-87592010000700011