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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (1328) Last page : (1333)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4017

Effect of Ethofenprox (98%) - A synthetic Pyrethroid on Oreochromis mossambicus

J. Archana1*, K. Revathi1 and Priyanka Devi2
1Department of Zoology, Ethiraj College for Women, Egmore, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
2Guru Nanak Colllege, Velachery, Chennai
*Corresponding Author E-mail: azzuvenk@gmail.com
Received: 8.06.2017  |  Revised: 17.07.2017   |  Accepted: 22.07.2017  


The use of wide variety of chemicals by man has been greatly increased. To cope up with the increasing human population in the world every year, the problem of producing more food annually is apparent. Increased agricultural population has been achieved by use of wide variety of fertilizers and pesticides. The necessity of the proteins, for the increasing human population is obtained from fishes cheaply. Large scale fish culture practice is hampered mainly due to pollution of rivers and reservoirs by agricultural waste release. Insecticides are widely used type of pesticides, which are used to prevent substances from attack of insect. An attempt was made to assess the toxic effect of an insecticide Ethofenprox Technical (98%) on the fish Oreochromis mossambicus. In the acute study, LC50 of the Ethofenprox was assessed to be 5.2ppm. The toxic symptoms elicited were erratic movement and skin erosion. Based on LC 50 value, doses of Ethofenprox (98%) selected for the subacute study was 0.13ppm, 0.26ppm and 0.52ppm for a period of 10 days.

Key words: Ethofenprox, Oreochromis mossambicus, Toxic effects.

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Cite this article: Archana, J., Revathi, K. and Devi, P., Effect of Ethofenprox (98%) - A synthetic Pyrethroid on Oreochromis mossambicus, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 1328-1333 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4017