ISSN: 2393-9508
e-ISSN: 2582-4902

The Biobrio 10(3 & 4), 2023

Evaluating changes in mean corpuscular volume blood parameters in Cirrhinus mrigala on imidacloprid exposure

Wasim Raza, Nirmala Tripathi & Harishankar Mahto


Imidacloprid, a widely used neonicotinoid insecticide, has raised concerns due to its potential environmental impact. This study investigates the effects of imidacloprid exposure on the Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) blood indices in Cirrhinus mrigala, providing insights into the hematological response of this species to pesticide exposure. The primary aim of this research is to assess alterations in MCV blood indices in Mrigala following exposure to imidacloprid, elucidating potential implications for the health and physiological well-being of the organism. Mrigala specimens were exposed to controlled concentrations of imidacloprid, and blood samples were collected for hematological analysis. MCV measurements were conducted using established laboratory techniques. Statistical analyses were employed to interpret the observed changes in MCV values. Preliminary results indicate significant decrease in MCV blood indices in Mrigala following exposure to imidacloprid. These findings suggest a hematological response to pesticide exposure, emphasizing the potential impact on the Red Blood Cell volume distribution in this species. This study provides novel insights into the hematological effects of imidacloprid exposure on Mrigala. The observed changes in MCV blood indices underscore the importance of understanding the sublethal effects of pesticides on non-target organisms. Further investigations are warranted to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and to assess the broader ecological consequences of imidacloprid exposure in aquatic ecosystems.


Cirrhinus mrigala, Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Hematology, Fish Health, Imidacloprid

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