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Table 3

Range and mean Cd and Pb concentrations in the selected tissues of non-infected and infected individuals of Siganus rivulatus (with Gyliauchen volubilis, Procamallanus elatensis or Sclerocollum rubrimaris).

Fish Parasite infrapopulation size Cd (mg kg−1 wet wt) Pb (mg kg−1 wet wt)
Range (mean ± SD)
Range (mean ± SD)
Parasite Fish (S. rivulatus) tissues
Parasite Fish (S. rivulatus) tissues
Intestines Liver Muscle Intestines Liver Muscle
Non-infected (n = 15) 0.068–0.138 0.178–0.349 0.043–0.082 0.257–0.732 1.239–2.641 0.102–0.178
(0.105 ± 0.021) (0.259 ± 0.050) (0.061 ± 0.012) (0.494 ± 0.132) (1.924 ± 0.167) (0.132 ± 0.024)
Infected with G. volubilis (n = 11) 63–159 G. volubilis G. volubilis
0.088–0.171 0.061–0.124 0.192–0.282 0.041–0.074 0.460–0.872 0.242–0.706 1.202–2.485 0.094–0.159
(0.132 ± 0.023) (0.094 ± 0.021) (0.235 ± 0.031) (0.056 ± 0.011) (0.656 ± 0.130) (0.463 ± 0.158) (1.715 ± 0.386) (0.124 ± 0.018)
Infected with P. elatensis (n = 14) 55–179 P. elatensis P. elatensis
0.106–0.211 0.056–0.117 0.182–0.264 0.038–0.075 0.471–0.883 0.332–0.684 1.123–2.345 0.086–0.145
(0.138 ± 0.026) (0.087 ± 0.021) (0.228 ± 0.025) (0.053 ± 0.011) (0.692 ± 0.114) (0.458 ± 0.014) (1.694 ± 0.346) (0.114 ± 0.019)
Infected with S. rubrimaris (n = 17) 32–210 S. rubrimaris S. rubrimaris
10.505–18.193 0.027–0.075 0.085–0.148 0.012–0.041 15.382–26.382 0.132–0.438 0.739–1.107 0.017–0.053
(13.713 ± 2.561) (0.047 ± 0.016) (0.115 ± 0.020) (0.029 ± 0.009) (20.610 ± 3.660) (0.270 ± 0.093) (0.896 ± 0.114) (0.030 ± 0.010)

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