Trace metals in different species of mollusca, water and sediments from Taiwan coastal area

Tsu Chang Hung, Pei Jie Meng, Bor Cheng Han, Aileen Chuang, Che Chung Huang

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Since October 1994, a long-term program of Asia/Pacific Mussel Watch: Taiwan Regional Studies has been carried out. The results indicate that trace metal contents in mollusca varied among 30 different species and the environments (water and sediments) along the Taiwan coast. The orders of bioaccumulation of trace metals in mollusca were: Cu (over 200 μg/g), Thais clavigera > Isognomon legumen > Clibanarius rivescens > Crassostrea gigas; Zn (over 700 μg/g), Moruta granulata > C. gigas > Asiatica cypraea arabica > T. clavigera; Cd (over 5 μg/g), Trochus hanleyanus > Acanthopleura japonica > Nerita albicilla > Patella flexuosa; Pb (over 2 μg/g), P. flexuosa > C. gigas > T. hanleyanus > T. clavigera > C. gigas > Capiyulum mitella; Ni (over 10 μg/g), Meretrix lusoria > Philine sp. > Littoraria scabra > Tridacna squamosa > T. hanleyanus; Cr (over 30 μg/g), Littoraria undulata > T. hanleyanus > N. albicilla > Nerita chamaelor > M. granulata; As (over 20 μg/g), Perna viridis > L. scabra; and Sn (over 5 μg/g), P. viridis > L. undulata > C. mitella > C. gigas. Their seasonal and regional variations as well as their correlation are evaluated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-841
Number of pages9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Bioaccumulation
  • Oyster
  • Size effect
  • Species of mollusca
  • Trace metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)


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