Acute Toxicity of Chlorpyrifos on Histological Alterations in the Anomuran Crab, Emerita asiatica (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)


  • J. Sivakumar Assistant Professor, PG Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous), Tamil Nadu, India
  • S. Bhuvaneswari Assistant Professor & Head, PG Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous), Tamil Nadu, India
  • S. Venu Assistant Professor, PG Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous), Tamil Nadu, India
  • S. Sivakumar Research Scholar, PG Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous), Tamil Nadu, India
  • C. Shanmugasundaram Assistant Professor, PG & Research Department of Microbiology, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P. Sankarganesh Assistant Professor, Department of Food Technology, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Tamil Nadu, India



Emerita asiatica, Chlorpyrifos, Food Chain, Marine Ecosystem, Toxicity


Acute toxicity of Chlorpyrifos on histological alterations in the different organs like gills, hepatopancreas and ovary of anomuran crab, Emerita asiatica was studied. Though Emerita asiatica is not a commercially viable crab, but it plays a vital role in the environment to maintain a stable marine ecosystem. Several steps and precautions measures should be taken to conserve these members of the marine food chain to have a stable ecosystem and also to protect this species from extinction. Thus, it can be concluded that the use of Chlorpyrifos which has been legally banned in India is justified. It has been proved by several workers and has been conformed in present investigation that use of this Chlorpyrifos causes serious damage to the vital organ of sand crabs gill, hepatopancreas and ovary. The application of Chlorpyrifos could be reduced in the agricultural field to nearby coastal regions.


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How to Cite

Sivakumar, J., Bhuvaneswari, S., Venu, S., Sivakumar, S., Shanmugasundaram, C., & Sankarganesh, P. (2022). Acute Toxicity of Chlorpyrifos on Histological Alterations in the Anomuran Crab, Emerita asiatica (H. Milne Edwards, 1837). Asian Journal of Science and Applied Technology, 11(2), 28–40.