, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 500–502 | Cite as

Hemodynamics in squid

  • G. B. Bourne


The difficulties of working on living squid have caused research into their cardiovascular performance to lag behind that done on octopods. Nonetheless, data that we do possess show squid to have cardiovascular capabilities above those of other cephalopods. In general, heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac output is higher for squid than for the other coleoids andNautilus. This higher circulatory system capability is in keeping with squid being relatively large, fast-swimming, pelagic cephalopods.

Key words

Squid hemodynamics blood pressure arterial biomechanics cardiac output microvessels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. B. Bourne
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyThe University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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