, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1453–1453 | Cite as

Nautilus pompilius: Branchial circulation enhanced by an auxiliary pumping mechanism

  • G. B. Bourne
  • J. R. Redmond
  • K. Johansen


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.


Blood Pressure Pressure Recording Blood Pressure Recording Rhythmic Contraction Nautilus Pompilius 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. B. Bourne
    • 1
  • J. R. Redmond
    • 1
  • K. Johansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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