Ejercicio interlaboratorio de bioensayos para la evaluación de la calidad ambiental de sedimentos costeros. V. Ensayo de toxicidad sobre sedimento con juveniles del bivalvo "Ruditapes philippinarum"

  1. M.C. Casado Martínez 1
  2. Julián Blasco Moreno 2
  3. M. González 3
  4. Inmaculada Riba López 2
  5. Tomás Angel del Valls Casillas 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Cádiz

    Universidad de Cádiz

    Cádiz, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04mxxkb11

  2. 2 Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía

    Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía

    Cádiz, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04qayn356

  3. 3 CIS Centro de Investigaciones Submarinas
Ciencias marinas

ISSN: 0185-3880

Year of publication: 2006

Volume: 32

Issue: 1

Pages: 159-166

Type: Article

DOI: 10.7773/CM.V32I12.1030 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2006
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.439
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.395
  • Article influence score: 0.0
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 72/79 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2006
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.357
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Aquatic Science Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 114/176


(Data updated as of 03-03-2023)
  • Total citations: 10
  • Recent citations: 1
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 0.73


Several species of bivalves and procedures have been used to characterize sediment toxicity. Here we report the results of an interlaboratory exercise that included three different laboratories to evaluate the use of the bioassay using the commercial clam "Ruditapes philippinarum". Six different dredged sediments were studied using two different endpoints: lethality after two different exposure periods (7 and 14 days) and burrowing activity after 48 h of exposure. The lethal endpoint was only sensitive to characterize samples with high metallic concentration and following the 14-day exposure period. The burrowing activity showed very variable results that evidence the unsuitability of this endpoint for dredged material characterization. According to these results, a new design is recommended for the test using juvenile bivalves if it is to be used to characterize sediment samples on a regulatory context especially if sediments are not affected by metallic contamination.