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Ionic regulation in Crangon vulgaris (Fabr.) (Crustacea, Natantia) from brackish water
Hagerman, L. (1973). Ionic regulation in Crangon vulgaris (Fabr.) (Crustacea, Natantia) from brackish water. Ophelia 12(1-2): 151-157
In: Ophelia: International Journal of Marine Biology. Ophelia Publications: Helsingør. ISSN 0078-5326, more
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Keywords
    Crangon vulgaris Fabricius, 1798 [WoRMS]; Crustacea [WoRMS]; Natantia [WoRMS]; Brackish water

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Abstract
    The hyper-hypoosmotic (isosmotic at 23 ppt) shrimp C. vulgaris was found to maintain Ca2+ and K+ more concentrated than the medium in 5-25 ppt, Na+ and Cl- more concentrated in the range 5-30 (23) ppt and less concentrated in higher salinities. Mg2+) was held at a very low level throughout the salinity range. The importance of various mechanisms (low permeability, active ion transport and hypo-osmotic urine) in assisting this efficient ion regulation is discussed.

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