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Short-term toxicity to fish

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Description of key information

A large number of studies are available in various fish species.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

LC50 for freshwater fish:
4.2 mg/L

Additional information

The acute toxicity of tributylphosphate has been investigated in a number of studies in various fish species. The results of the studies are summarised below.

Species

LC50 (mg/L)

Time (h)

Comment

Reference

Oryzias latipes

9.6

96

 

Sasaki et al, 1981a

Carassius auratus

8.8

96

 

Sasaki et al, 1981b

Leuciscus idus

 

7.6

96

 

Juhnke & Luedemann, 1978

Oryzias latipes

14.2

48

 

CITI, 1992

Pimephales promelas

8.18-11

96

 

Geiger et al, 1986

Oryzias latipes

17

96

 

Yoshioka & Ose, 1993

Oryzias latipes

5.85-18.5

24-48

Effects of temperature

Tsuko et al, 1985

Oryzias latipes

1.3

48

 

Yoshioka et al, 1985

Oncorhynchus mykiss

13

96

Data access unknown

Bowman & Schrier, 1990

Oncorhynchus mykiss

11

96

Data access unknown

ABC Labs, 1978

Salmo gairdneri

11.5-13.5

96

 

Dave & Lidman, 1978

Pimephales promelas

6.4

96

Data access unknown

ABC labs, 1978

Salmo gairdneri

4.2-11.8

 

Effects of temperature

Dave et al, 1979