Evaluation of the Acute Toxicity of an Ammonium Sulfate Fertilizer in Two Species of Anuran Tadpoles: Bufo mauritanicus (Schlegel 1841) and Rana ridibunda (Boulanger 1913)
 
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Laboratory of Ecology and Environment, Faculty of Sciences Ben M'Sik, Hassan II-University, Avenue Cdt Driss El Harti, B.P.7955 Sidi Othmane, Casablanca, Morocco
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Ayoub Naamane   

Laboratory of Ecology and Environment, Faculty of Sciences Ben M'Sik, Hassan II-University, Avenue Cdt Driss El Harti, B.P.7955 Sidi Othmane, Casablanca, Morocco
Data publikacji: 01-10-2020
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2020; 21(7):1–10
 
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As part of ecotoxicological tests on anuran tadpoles, we propose to study the sensitivity of different stages towards a nitrogenous compound frequently used in Morocco (Ammonium sulphate). For this, acute toxicity tests on tadpoles of two species (Bufo mauritanicus and Rana ridibunda) belonging to different stages of development were carried out. The lethal effects after 96 hours caused by a pollutant used as a reference (potassium dichromate) as well as ammonium sulphate increase with concentration and vary according to the stage of development. Significant differences were observed in the sensitivity of tadpoles to pollutants according to the stage of development. Tadpoles belonging to the early stages of development (stage 24 according to Gosner, 1960) show greater acute effects on pollutants than tadpoles belonging to the advanced stages of development (Stage 36 according to Gosner, 1960). After 96 hours, the lowest effective concentration (LOEC) is observed in tadpoles belonging to the early stages of development (Stage 24 according to Gosner, 1960) in Rana ridibunda exposed just to the lowest concentration used (20 mg / l of ammonium sulphate). Therefore, ammonium sulphate may play a role in the local decline of amphibians.