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Effect of salinity on oxygen consumption in postlarvae of the penaeid shrimps Penaeus monodon and P. stylirostris without and with acclimation

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The effects of salinity on oxygen consumption was investigated in cultured Penaeus monodon Fabricius and P. stylirostris Stimpson postlarvae (32 and 35 d after metamorphosis, respectively). In both species, no difference appeared between non-acclimated and fully-acclimated individuals. The metabolic rate was unaffected by salinity variations, but P. stylirostris displayed a tendency (non-significant at P<0.05) to increase respiration at lower salinities. These observations are discussed in reference to the ecology of the young prawns.

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Gaudy, R., Sloane, L. Effect of salinity on oxygen consumption in postlarvae of the penaeid shrimps Penaeus monodon and P. stylirostris without and with acclimation. Mar. Biol. 65, 297–301 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00397125

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Keywords

  • Oxygen
  • Respiration
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Metabolic Rate
  • Lower Salinity