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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Abstract

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
Volume94
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)178-182
ISSN0022-1112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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