Concentrations of metals in water, sediment and tissues of Cyprinus carpio L., 1758 from Mogan Lake (Turkey)

Benzer S., Arslan H., Uzel N., Gül A., Yılmaz M.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES SCIENCES, vol.12, no.1, pp.45-55, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-55
  • Keywords: Metal, Cyprinus carpio, Concentrations, Tissue, Sediment, Mogan Lake, HEAVY-METALS, TRACE-METALS, QUALITY, LAGOON, STREAM, RIVER
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, some metals (aluminium, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, lead, zinc and vanadium) and metalloid (silicon) were determined in water, sediment and some tissues of fish Cyprinus carpio from Mogan Lake. Fish samples were caught in March 2007. As a result of the examination of metals in the water aluminium has the lowest and silicon has the highest concentration. In sediment samples taken from Mogan Lake it was determined that silicon had the highest and lead had the lowest concentrations. Respectively accumulation of metals in gills, muscles and livers was observed to follow the order of Zn > Fe > Si > Al > Mn > Pb > Cr > V, Si > Fe > Zn > Al > Pb > V > Cr > Mn and Fe > Zn > Al > Si > Pb > Mn > V > Cr > Cu.