Are all bony fishes oxygen regulators? Evidence for oxygen regulation in a putative oxygen conformer, the swamp eel Synbranchus marmoratus

M.B.S. Svendsen*, J. L. Johansen, P.G. Bushnell, Peter Vilhelm Skov, Tommy Norin, P. Domenici, John Fleng Steffensen, A. Abe

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This study investigated the oxygen consumption of the putative oxygen conformer marbled swamp eel Synbranchus marmoratus during progressive hypoxia. Earlier studies have not reached agreement on whether S. marmoratus is a conformer or regulator. Our results support the view that S. marmoratus is an oxygen regulator, like most bony fishes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)178-182
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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