Journal of
Cell and Animal Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Cell Anim. Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0867
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCAB
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 260

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of Cd, Pb, Hg, Cu, Fe, Mn, Al, As, Ni and Zn in important commercial fish species in northern of Persian Gulf

Zahra Khoshnood1, Reza Khoshnood2, Amin Mokhlesi2, Maryam Ehsanpour3, Majid Afkhami4 and Aida khazaali4
1Islamic Azad University, Dezful Branch, Dezful, Iran. 2Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Central Branch, Tehran, Iran. 3Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Bandar Abbas, P. O. Box 79159-1311, Iran. 4Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Bandar Abbas, P.O. Box 79159-1311, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 December 2011
  •  Published: 31 January 2012


The concentration of 10 metals [Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), aluminum (Al), arsenic (As), nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn)] were measured in muscle, gill and liver of 14 species from Hormoz Strait in North Costal of Persian Gulf in 12 months (April 2009 to March 2010). All samples were analyzed for Cd, Pb, Cu, Fe, Mn, Al, As, Ni and Zn concentrations by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) and for Hg by LECO AMA254 Advanced Mercury Analyzer. Results of our study showed, Iron had highest concentration (total mean concentration) in all species, and followed by Zn, Cu, Ni, Al, Pb, Mn, Cd and Hg and lowest concentration in three tissues was As. In addition the accumulation of metals was species-dependent, and was higher in Scomberomorous commerson and Thannus tonggol (p<0.05) and the lowest concentration was recorded in Sardinella sindensis (p<0.05).


Key words: Metal, Persian Gulf, fish.