Survival and sublethal effects of amphibians exposed to NaCl and brines from energy production

Authors: B J Tornabene; Creagh W Breuner; Blake R Hossack


We investigated the influence of brines and NaCl alone at commensurate concentrations on three larval amphibian species that occur in areas with energy-related brine contamination. The dataset contains size information (mass in grams, snout-vent length in millimeters) of larval Boreal Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris maculata) and Leopard Frogs (Rana pipiens) and Barred Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma mavortium) taken during 96-h lethal-concentration-50 experiments. Larvae were generally exposed to concentrations of brine or NaCl ranging from 0–8,000 mg/L increasing by 1,000 mg/L increments. Other associated dataset:

Publication details
Published Date: 2019-06-25
Outlet/Publisher: PANGAEA Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Media Format: .XLSX

ARMI Organizational Units:
Rocky Mountains, Northern - Biology
Species and their Ecology; Stressors; Water
Place Names:
Montana; North Dakota
amphibians; ecotoxicology; salinity
Notice: PDF documents require Adobe Reader or Google Chrome Browser (recommended) for viewing.