Ingestion of microplastics by anchovies from east Lombok Harbour, Lombok Island, Indonesia

Endar Widiah Ningrum, Mufti Petala Patria

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Abstract

Microplastics (MPs) on the contaminated ocean are highly bioavailable for pelagic fish like anchovies, yet reported on contaminated anchovies from Indonesia is lacking. Here, we have investigated microplastics in digestive tracts of anchovies (Stolephorus spp.) sampled (n = 15) from East Lombok harbour. Total microplastics from contaminated anchovies is 88 ±2.89 particles/individual. Microplastics are detected in different size of range: <20 μm, 20-50 μm, 50-500 μm, 500-1000 μm, and >1000 μm. Most of microplastics shapes are fibre (51%) and film (30%). Polymers types are confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy as polypropylene, polystyrene, low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, thermoplastic polyester and foamed polystyrene nylon. Our findings reported that 50-500 μm size is the vast majority of microplastics which are ingested by anchovies. Anchovies are commercials foods and low-tropic level organisms which are supplied as foods for the higher taxa. Human exposure is possible by contaminated seafood diet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Biology and Applied Science, ICOBAS 2019
Editors Romaidi, Didik Wahyudi, Retno Novvitasari Hery Daryono, Eriyanto Yusnawan, Akira Kikuchi
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418608
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019
EventInternational Conference on Biology and Applied Science 2019, ICOBAS 2019 - Malang, Indonesia
Duration: 13 Mar 201914 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2120
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Biology and Applied Science 2019, ICOBAS 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityMalang
Period13/03/1914/03/19

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