1st Edition

Toxicology of Amphibian Tadpoles

    334 Pages 9 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    334 Pages 9 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Anuran amphibians are among the animal groups with the highest rate of population decline on the planet. Among the factors driving this decline are environmental pollutants, whose negative effects on larvae and tadpoles are still relatively little studied. This is the first book devoted entirely to studying the effects of environmental pollutants on amphibian tadpoles. Throughout its 14 chapters, various aspects of the toxic effects of different classes of environmental contaminants are explored, such as the toxicokinetics of toxic compounds in tadpoles and their health effects, which may result in negative consequences at populations level.

    How Pollutants are Affecting Amphibian Tadpoles: Relationship with Anthropogenic Pollutants and Perspectives for the Future

    Renan Nunes Costa, Fernanda Franco, Mirco Solé, Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres and Fausto Nomura

    The Importance of Tadpole Staging in Ecotoxicological Studies

    Suelen Cristina Grott, Camila Fatima Rutkoski and Eduardo Alves de Almeida

    Toxicokinetic Pathways of Environmental Contaminants in Amphibian Tadpoles

    Daniel Schlenk and Eduardo Alves de Almeida

    Hierarchical Levels of Biomarkers in Amphibian Tadpoles Exposed to Contaminants: From Enzyme Disruptions to Etho-Toxicology Studies in Argentina

    Paola Mariela Peltzer, Ana Paula Cuzziol Boccioni, Attademo Andres Maximiliano, Lucila Marilén Curi, María Teresa Sandoval, Agustín Bassó, Candela Soledad Martinuzzi, Evelina Jésica León, Rafael Fernando Lajmanovich and Rafael Carlos Lajmanovich

    Effects of Pollutants on the Endocrine System of Tadpoles

    Katharina Ruthsatz and Julian Glos

    Pollutants and Oxidative Stress in Tadpoles

    Juliane Silberschmidt Freitas

    Genotoxicity and Mutagenicity in Anuran Amphibians

    Daniela de Melo e Silva, Tiago Quaggio Vieira, Marcelino Benvindo de Souza, Flávia Regina de Queiroz Batista, Hugo Freire Nunes, Alessandro Ribeiro Morais and Eduardo Alves de Almeida

    Pollutant Effects on Immune Defense Cells of Anuran Tadpoles

    Camila Fatima Rutkoski and Eduardo Alves de Almeida

    Pollutant Effects on Tadpole’s Microbiota

    Gustavo Henrique Pereira Gonçalves and Eduardo Alves de Almeida

    Effects of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Tadpoles

    Claudia Bueno dos Reis Martinez and Aline Aguiar

    Pesticide Effects on Tadpole’s Survival

    Marilia Hartmann, Paulo Afonso Hartmann and Caroline Müller

    Pesticide Effects on Growth and External Morphology of Larvae and Metamorphs (Amphibia, Anura): Evidence From Experimental Studies

    Renan Nunes Costa, Amanda Gomes dos Anjos, Fausto Nomura and Mirco Solé

    Ecotoxicological Impacts of Metals on Amphibian Tadpoles

    Cleoni dos Santos Carvalho and Felipe Augusto Pinto-Vidal

    Developmental Abnormalities in Tadpoles as Biomarkers to Assess the Ecotoxicity of Traditional and Emerging Pollutants

    Raquel Fernanda Salla, Felipe Augusto Pinto-Vidal, Guilherme Andrade Neto Schmitz Boeing, Michele Provase, Elisabete Tsukada and Thiago Lopes Rocha


    Eduardo Alves de Almeida is a biologist with Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and is a full professor at the Regional University of Blumenau, Brazil. He has extensive experience in ecotoxicology, working since 1996 on the effects of environmental pollutants on aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates. He currently coordinates the Center for Studies in Aquatic Toxicology, at the Regional University of Blumenau, where he conducts studies on the effects of pesticides and pharmaceutical compounds on amphibian tadpoles.

    Juliane Silberschmidt Freitas is a biologist with a Ph.D. in Animal Biology from the State University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her Ph.D. internship was held at the University of California (UCR) and postdoctoral in Ecotoxicology at the University of São Paulo (USP). Research on amphibians began in 2008 and since 2013 she has been dedicated to understanding the impacts of contaminants on tadpoles. Currently, she teaches Animal Physiology at the University of Minas Gerais (UEMG).