Cadmium concentration in liver and muscle of silky shark in the tip of Baja California south, México
Published online on 24. March 2016
Cadmium concentration in liver and muscle of silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the tip of Baja California south, México
Rafael Terrazas-López, Laura Arreola-Mendoza, Felipe Galván-Magaña, Marlene Anguiano-Zamora, S.B. Sujitha, M.P. Jonathan
Cadmium concentrations were determined in the tissues of muscle and liver of Carcharhinus falciformis (silky shark) sampled in Todos Santos, Baja California South, Mexico. This is one of the main shark species for human consumption in Mexico. Results indicate that accumulation of Cd varied in both sexes, based on its metabolism, sex, maturity and other biological characteristics. High Cd values were observed in the liver of adults of male (529.61 μg g− 1) and female (457.43 μg g− 1), whereas, in muscular tissues it was low (0.37 μg g− 1) than the prescribed permissible limits for seafood (0.5 μg g− 1). Substantial correlations were observed between body length and Cd values in adults except young male due to faster growth rate and its metabolism. The study indicated the impact of environmental conditions in the accumulation of Cd and its risk to the food web structure in the marine environment and health hazard for humans.
Marine Pollution Bulletin, In Press, Corrected Proof, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.03.035