Impact of trichlorfon Organophosphate use in Pisciculture: a review

Impacto do uso de Organofosforados de Triclorfon na piscicultura: uma revisão

Authors

  • Hallana Cristina Menezes da Silva
  • Ana Paula Costa de Carvalho
  • Ana Lúcia Silva Gomes
  • Roberto Ferreira Artoni
  • Daniele Aparecida Matoso

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54020/seasv3n3-008

Keywords:

Organophosphate, trichlorfon, pisciculture, fish

Abstract

Classified as a class II organophosphate and considered highly toxic, trichlorfon is a drug widely used in worldwide pisciculture for the treatment of parasites in farming ponds. It is used for the treatment of several fish species, both in natural and artificial ponds. The main action of trichlorfon occurs in the nervous system of fish by blocking the enzyme acetylcholinesterase and causing acetylcholine accumulation, which leads to the constant passage of neural transmission. However, several studies show that trichlorfon can be more harmful to the fish than to the parasite that the drug is trying to eliminate. Our article brings a review of the main effects of trichlorfon in several fish species around the world, in order to further evaluate these side effects and help researchers to understand this drug

Published

2022-07-20

How to Cite

Silva, H. C. M. da ., Carvalho, A. P. C. de ., Gomes, A. L. S. ., Artoni, R. F. ., & Matoso, D. A. . (2022). Impact of trichlorfon Organophosphate use in Pisciculture: a review: Impacto do uso de Organofosforados de Triclorfon na piscicultura: uma revisão. STUDIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL SCIENCES, 3(3), 1399–1423. https://doi.org/10.54020/seasv3n3-008