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Acute toxicity of fairy shrimp and surrogate species tested with ten chemicals-Data

Dates

Publication Date
Time Period
2013-05-13
Time Period
2014-09-24

Citation

Ivey, C.D., 2017, Acute toxicity of fairy shrimp and surrogate species tested with ten chemicals-Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74J0C72.

Summary

The vernal pool fairy shrimp, Branchinecta lynchi, (Branchiopoda; Anostraca) and other fairy shrimp species have been listed as ‘threatened’ or ‘endangered’ under the United States’ Endangered Species Act (ESA). There is little information about the sensitivity of Branchinecta spp. to toxic effects of contaminants, making it difficult to determine whether they are adequately protected by water quality criteria. A series of acute (24 hr) lethality/immobilization tests were conducted with three species of fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi, Branchinecta lindahli, and Thamnocephalus platyurus) and 10 chemicals with varying modes of toxic action: ammonia, potassium, chloride, sulfate, chromium(VI), copper, nickel, zinc, alachlor, and metolachlor. [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Chris D Ivey
Metadata Contact :
CERC Data Managers
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Columbia Environmental Research Center

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Purpose

Data were obtained to assess the sensitivity of vernal pool fairy shrimp and inform the EPA for use in management decisions.

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  • Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC)

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