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Respiratory studies on two benthic copepods, Acanthocyclops viridis and Eucyclops agilis at environmental temperatures

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Laybourn-Parry, J and Tinson, SV, Respiratory studies on two benthic copepods, Acanthocyclops viridis and Eucyclops agilis at environmental temperatures, Oecologia, 65, (4) pp. 566-572. ISSN 0029-8549 (1985) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00379674

Abstract

The rate of oxygen consumption in all developmental stages of two benthic cyclopoid copepod species, Acanthocyclops viridis (Jurine) and Eucyclops agilis (Koch, Sars) was investigated at temperatures between 5° C-20° C, which are reflective of the environmental temperature range of the benthic zone in Esthwaite Water, Cumbria, from which the organisms were derived. The larger species, A. viridis was found to have a temperature insensitive metabolism, whereas E. agilis showed a marked temperature response in respiratory function. Gravid and non-gravid females had similar rates of respiration except at 15° C-20° C in E. agilis. Males exhibited much lower respiration rates than females, but higher weight specific respiration rates; these differences were largely attributable to size differentials between the sexes. Estimates of swimming activity were made and these were related to the patterns of respiratory function observed. © 1985 Springer-Verlag.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:49403
Year Published:1985
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2007-12-08
Last Modified:2011-08-30
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