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Oxygen consumption and motile activity of the brown schrimp Crangon crangon related to temperature and body size
(1981). Oxygen consumption and motile activity of the brown schrimp Crangon crangon related to temperature and body size. Neth. J. Sea Res. 15(1): 54-64
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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Abstract
    Oxygen uptake by the brown shrimp, Crangon crangon (L.), from the Dutch Wadden Sea was measured in relation to body size and temperature. Simultaneously, motile activity was recorded to investigate its metabolic consequences. Data on O2 uptake were obtained in a flow-through respirometer under almost natural conditions. At night the overall O2 demand was found to be enhanced due to increased nocturnal activity. During daytime Crangon remains buried in the sand. Both standard and active metabolism showed to be strongly temperature dependent. Moreover, the influence of temperature on energy metabolism is related to body weight. Juveniles show a better temperature tolerance than adults, the adults suffering considerable mortalities at high temperatures. In juveniles a maximum "scope for activity" occurs in a wider range than in adults.

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