Hued, A.C.; Nostro, F.L.L.; Wunderlin, D.A.; De Los Ángeles Bistoni, M. "Reproductive impairment of a viviparous fish species inhabiting a freshwater system with anthropogenic impact" (2013) Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 64(2):281-290
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The potential threat to animal reproduction by contaminated freshwater systems posed the necessity to identify and develop bioindicators and biomarkers to be used for screening and evaluation of the effects in organisms. The main goal of this work was to determine, through histological analyses and changes in gonopodium morphology, whether a freshwater system polluted by anthropogenic activities - sewage, agricultural, and industrial - could cause alterations at the organ level. We also propose the live-bearing fish, Jenynsia multidentata, as a species suitable to study the effects of contaminated aquatic environments. We compared male fish sampled at two different stations in Suquía River basin (Córdoba, Argentina), both differing in degree of pollution, through liver and testis histology and gonopodial morphometric parameters. The water quality, based on the physicochemical characteristics of the studied stations, varied markedly with a decrease in water quality at the downstream site (station 2). At the highest polluted area, detrimental effects on liver and testis were evidenced on histological analysis. Male individuals from station 2 also presented noticeable structural changes of the anal fin, such as a straight gonopodium and abnormal tip area. The present results demonstrate that a freshwater system polluted by the impacts of anthropogenic activities has detrimental effects to J. multidentata. The alterations registered in individuals from the polluted station indicate an impairment of male reproductive performance and imply a risk for other live-bearing species as well as the entire biodiversity. We consider J. multidentata a sentinel species that is useful to evaluate the potential risk present in the studied basin not only to itself but to other species as well. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Reproductive impairment of a viviparous fish species inhabiting a freshwater system with anthropogenic impact
Autor:Hued, A.C.; Nostro, F.L.L.; Wunderlin, D.A.; De Los Ángeles Bistoni, M.
Filiación:Cátedra de Diversidad Animal II, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Av. Vélez Sársfield 299, X5000JJC Córdoba, Argentina
Laboratorio de Ecotoxicología Acuática, Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Experimental, Universidad de Buenos Aires, C1428EHA Buenos Aires, Argentina
Instituto Superior en Investigación Desarrollo y Servicio de Alimentos (ISIDSA), Secretaría de Ciencia y Técnica, Ciudad Universitaria, Av. Juan Filloy s/n, X5000JJC Córdoba, Argentina
CONICET, Av. Rivadavia 1917, C1033AAJ Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:anthropogenic effect; biodiversity; bioindicator; biomarker; cyprinid; environmental impact assessment; freshwater ecosystem; histology; human activity; morphology; morphometry; pollution effect; reproductive biology; risk assessment; river basin; river pollution; secondary sexual characteristics; viviparity; water quality; agriculture; animal tissue; article; fish; freshwater environment; gonad; histopathology; human activities; industry; Jenynsia multidentata; liver; male; nonhuman; priority journal; reproduction; river; sewage; testis; viviparity; water pollution; Animals; Argentina; Biological Markers; Cyprinodontiformes; Environmental Monitoring; Male; Reproduction; Rivers; Water Pollutants, Chemical; Argentina; Cordoba [Argentina]; Suquia Basin; Animalia; Jenynsia multidentata
Página de inicio:281
Página de fin:290
Título revista:Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Título revista abreviado:Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.
CAS:Biological Markers; Water Pollutants, Chemical


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