Toxicity of carbaryl and 1-naphthol to four species of freshwater fish
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The toxicity of the carbamate insecticide carbaryl (Seven√) and its metabolite, 1-naphthol, to four species of fish was studied. The calculated 96 h LC 60 values of carbaryl forCatla catla (Ham.), Anabas testudineus (Bloch),Mystus cavasius (Ham.) andMystus vittatus (Bloch) are 6.4, 6.6, 4.6 and 2.4 ppm respectively and that of 1-naphthol are 4.3,3, 0.33 and 1.1 ppm respectively. The degradation product of the insecticide was found to be more toxic than the parent compound, to all the four species studied.
KeywordsPesticide toxicity carbaryl 1-naphthol freshwater fish
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