piscicide


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piscicide

(pĭs′ĭ-sīd) [L. piscis, fish, + caedere, to kill]
An agent that kills fish.
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He says researchers are working to develop a selective piscicide that only affects larger filter feeders like silver and bighead carp.
Keywords: Psychotria microphylla, Clarias gariepinus, piscicide, hematology, antioxidants, lipid peroxidation.
The choice to conduct a rotenone application is largely driven by previous experience with the application of this piscicide, knowledge of the water body and available funding.
After looking at a number of possible solutions, DEC determined the best chance of successfully eliminating this aggressive invasive was to treat the pond with rotenone, a piscicide (fish killer) derived from Amazonian plants.
In Angola it is one of the medicinal plants used as a piscicide, anthelminthic, insecticide and for treating tuberculosis (Bossard 1993), and as a bactericide (Roark 1937).
In six lakes, they have reduced the population partially or almost totally with a chemical piscicide to improve the growth of the fishes or change the composition of the population, in four lakes they have created marshes to spawn northern pike to improve the abundance of predators, and in two lakes they placed brush shelters and in one a stone reef to facilitate harvest and spawning of fishes.
Exudates of the aquatic fern Salvinia auriculata inhibited the breeding of the mosquito Anopheles albimanus (Hobbs & Molina, 1983), and a petroleum extract from the roots of the mangrove plant Heritiera littoralis was a piscicide (Miles et al., 1989).
Many residents felt that this fish kill stemmed from use of a commercial piscicide or other industrial agent (rather than traditional tuba akar, "root poison") owing to its devastating efficacy.
This population had been impacted in the early drought during renovation efforts of Landa Lake in 1951 when the piscicide, rotenone, was applied to remove exotic Rio Grande cichlids (Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum) (Ball et al., 1952).
the piscicide Rotenone and the use of motorized equipment ...
While rotenone is an effective piscicide, Sanders and Cope (1968) suggests that non-target invertebrate organisms may have even lower tolerance.