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Short-term toxicity to fish

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2-(octylthio)ethanol is acutely toxic to fish.

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For acute toxicity to fish, flow-through studies withLepomis macrochirus (bluegill) and Oncorhynchus mykiss(rainbow trout) were conducted using EPA methodology. The Bluegill study reported a 96-hour LC50 of 2.7 mg/L and 95% CLs were 2.3 to 3.3 mg/L. The Rainbow trout study reported a 96-hour LC50 of 2.9 mg/L and 95% CLs were 2.0 to 3.6 mg/L.