Seasonal differences in the trace metal and macrominerals in shrimp (Parapenaus longirostris) from Marmara Sea

Ozden O.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.162, pp.191-199, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 162
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-009-0787-y
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-199


Seasonal changes in micromineral and macromineral concentrations in tissues of shrimp (Parapenaus longirostris) from Marmara Sea were measured for a 1-year period by using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer. The contents of investigated minerals in shrimp were found to be in the range of 0.374-0.716 mg/kg for Hg, 0.526-1.286 mg/kg for Se, 0.007-0.098 mg/kg for Cd, 0.197-0.230 mg/kg for Pb, 5.194-7.600 mg/kg for Cu, 11.090-17.707 mg/kg for Zn, 22.128-38.850 mg/kg for Al, 61.769-88.437 mg/kg for Fe, 0.262-0.368 mg/kg for As, 0.081-0.249 mg/kg for Co, 0.850-1.459 mg/kg for Mn, 0.316-0.507 mg/kg for Ni, 0.032-0.107 mg/kg for Sn, 1.262-1.502 mg/kg for Cr, 2,813.770-3,317.819 mg/kg for Na, 3,702.230-4,479.648 mg/kg for K, 495.782-650.280 mg/kg for Mg, 790.407-1,016.112 mg/kg for Ca, 2,685.873-3,657.658 mg/kg for P, and 0.454-0.942 mg/kg for I. The levels of Hg found in autumn were higher than maximum levels proposed by the European legislation.