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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2017, Vol 17, Num, 3     (Pages: 557-563)

Heavy Metal Concentrations in Different Tissues of the Snail Viviparus Mamillatus (Küster, 1852) from Lacustrine and Riverine Environments in Montenegro

Vesna Vukašinović-Pešić 1 ,Nada Blagojević 1 ,Snežana Vukanović 1 ,Ana Savić 2 ,Vladimir Pešić 3

1 Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, Džordža Vašingtona bb, 20000 Podgorica, Montenegro
2 Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, Višegradska 33, 18 000 Niš, Serbia
3 Faculty of Sciences, Džordža Vašingtona bb, 20000 Podgorica, Montenegro
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v17_3_12 Viewed : 326 - Downloaded : 193 The objective of this study was to analyze distribution of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Pb, Fe and Zn) in the various tissues of a freshwater snail V. mamillatus from riverine and lacustrine environments in Montenegro. Significant differences between the different tissue of V. mamillatus were observed in concentrations of all studied metals (with exception of Pb). The results of correlation analysis revealed that head with tenatacles can be used as biomonitoring agents for Cd, Zn and Fe, mantle for Cd and Zn, while foot could reflect environmental Fe. Further, it was indicated that metal accumulation by V. mamillatus might affect its growth rate as we found revealed significant negative correlations between Pb, Cd, Cu and Zn in different tissues and allometric parameters. The described results showed suitability of V. mamillatus as bioindicator in regard to monitor environmental compartment. Keywords : Freshwater snail, bioindicator, environmental monitoring, allometric parameter