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Table 1 Comparison of metals concentrations in S.cucullata from different parts of the world

From: Distribution patterns of toxic metals in the marine oyster Saccostrea cucullata from the Arabian Sea in Oman: spatial, temporal, and size variations

Location Cd (mg kg-1) Pb (mg kg-1) Hg (mg kg-1) Reference
Australia 0.14-4.07 0-0.46   Peerzada et al.,1990
0.29-10.63 2.59-9.38   Peerzada et al.,1992
0.17-9.1    Peerzada et al.,1993
Hongkong 2.07- 4.05    Blackmore 2001
India 1.82 ± 0.4 0.308 ± 0.07   Kumar et al., 1990
(1.25-3.19) (0.20-2.02)
UAE 1.53 0.0625 0.007 de Mora et al., 2004
China 2.43 ±1.37 0.120 ± 0.044 0.027 ±0.011 Fang et al., 2004
(1.27-4.86) (0.051-0.168) (0.013-0.044)
Oman 0.7-8.77 0.015-0.55 - Fowler et al., 1993
Oman 1.55-4.825 0.067-0.95 - Fowler 1988
Oman 2.24-5.47 0.096-0.168 0.012-0.038 de Mora et al., 2004
  (3.55) (0.127) (0.028)
Al-sawadi 4.975 0.168 0.036
Ras AlHamra 2.457 0.137 0.038
Ras Al-yei 5.475 0.096 0.012
Hilf 2.65 0.111 0.038
Mirbat 2.24 0.125 0.019
Oman 3.31 ± 1.14 0.0119 ± 0.031 0.017 ± 0.008 This study
  (1.58-6.2) (ND-0.129) (0.008-049)
Mirbat 2.64 ± 1.19 0.009 ± 0.01 0.015 ± 0.006
Hadbeen 3.48 ± 0.80 0.009 ± 0.023 0.013 ± 0.006
Sadah 3.80 ± 1.14 0.023 ± 0.048 0.022 ± 0.010  
  1. - : not analyzed; number in parenthesis indicates the range.