Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 6(2): 119-124, doi: 10.3750/AIP1976.06.2.09
A study on the mercury content in muscles in the fish family Carangidae from the fishing grounds off the coast of north-west Africa
expand article infoA. Chodyniecki, M. Kurpios, M. Protasowicki, J. Babińska
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The mercury content in muscles was determined for 171 fishes belonging to three species of the family Carangidae. Significant differences in the content of this element were found between the species. Moreover, as regards the horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), no correlation was detected between the weight of fishes and the amount of mercury and no difference in the level of this element between males and females.