Trace metal levels in tissues of fish (Capoeta tinca) from the River Yesilirmak in Tokat, Turkey

Mendil D., Tuzen M., Sari H., Suicmez M., Hasdemir E.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.14, no.10, pp.960-965, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.960-965
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The accumulated iron, zinc, manganese, nickel, copper, chromium, cadmium and lead in gill, visceral organ and muscle tissues of Capoeta tinca which was caught from polluted and unpolluted areas of Yesilirmak River were determined by flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. The trace metal levels in the gills from Capoeta tinca are higher than in visceral organs and muscle tissues. The order of trace metal concentrations found in Capoeta tinca was: Fe > Zn > Mn > Ni > Cu > Cr > Cd > Pb. Recoveries were quantitative (>= 95%) and the standard deviations were less than 10% for all elements studied.