Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1453–1453

Nautilus pompilius: Branchial circulation enhanced by an auxiliary pumping mechanism

Authors

  • G. B. Bourne
    • Department of BiologyUniversity of Calgary
  • J. R. Redmond
    • Department of BiologyUniversity of Calgary
  • K. Johansen
    • Department of BiologyUniversity of Calgary
Biologica

DOI: 10.1007/BF01918802

Cite this article as:
Bourne, G.B., Redmond, J.R. & Johansen, K. Experientia (1977) 33: 1453. doi:10.1007/BF01918802

Summary

Blood pressure recordings from the vena cava, afferent branchial and efferent branchial veins inNautilus showed that a significant increase in pressure of the gill circulation was achieved by the rhythmic contractions of the renal appendages and pericardial glands.

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