The dragonet Callionymus lyra, a target species used for evaluation of biological effects of chemical contaminants on French coasts

Type Article
Date 1993-07-29
Language English
Author(s) Burgeot Thierry2, Bocquene Gilles2, Truquet Philippe2, Le Dean Loic2, Poulard Jean-Charles2, Dorel Didier2, Souplet Arnauld1, Galgani Francois2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER,F-62321 BOULOGNE SUR MER,FRANCE.
2 : IFREMER, rue de l'Ile d'Yeu, F-44037 Nantes Cedex, France
Source Marine Ecology-progress Series (0171-8630) (Inter-research), 1993-07-29 , Vol. 97 , N. 3 , P. 309-316
DOI 10.3354/meps097309
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Abstract An oceanographic cruise in 1991 along the English Channel and Atlantic coasts of France indicated the value of dragonet Callionymus lyra Linnaeus, 1758 as a target species for monitoring biological effects. Ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase measurements in this species provided a first assessment of the effects of hydrocarbons (PCB, PAH, dioxins) on the marine environment. The specific behavior of dragonet was defined by biochemical characterization. Biological data were obtained during 3 additional oceanographic cruises to study changes in the abundance and distribution of the species in the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay. This first assessment, carried out in the context of the National Observation Network, indicated that pollutants do not have important chronic effects on marine organisms collected along the Atlantic coasts except at a few heavily contaminated sites.
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Burgeot Thierry, Bocquene Gilles, Truquet Philippe, Le Dean Loic, Poulard Jean-Charles, Dorel Didier, Souplet Arnauld, Galgani Francois (1993). The dragonet Callionymus lyra, a target species used for evaluation of biological effects of chemical contaminants on French coasts. Marine Ecology-progress Series, 97(3), 309-316. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3354/meps097309 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00091/20243/