Trace metals in vertebral columns of deep-sea teleost fish
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Deep-sea teleost fish were collected from the Sagami Bay near a deep fissure in the Pacific Ocean. Fish were identified as Chlorophthalmis albatrosis, Engyprosopan xystrias, Satyrichthys hians, Ventrifossa garmani, and Halieutaea stellata. The Etmopterus lucifer is not a teleost, but a deepsea shark. Just after being caught and fixed in neutral 20% formol, the vertebral column was resected and prepared for measurement by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry.
Trace elements were found to be Al, Si, Ti, Fe, Cu, Cd, Zn, and Hg at micrograms per gram levels. Major elements were Mg, Ca, P, and S at the milligram per gram level. Some of trace elements, Zn and Hg, were also usually found at this level.
Index EntriesTrace metal Zn Hg fish vertebra marine fish vertebra deep-sea teleost deep-sea shark
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