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The Osmotic and Chloride Regulative Capacities of Five Hawaiian Decapod Crustaceans

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Title: The Osmotic and Chloride Regulative Capacities of Five Hawaiian Decapod Crustaceans
Authors: Kamemoto, Fred I.
Kato, Kenneth N.
Issue Date: Apr 1969
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Kamemoto FI, Kato KN. 1969. The osmotic and chloride regulative capacities of five Hawaiian decapod crustaceans. Pac Sci 23(2): 232-237.
Abstract: The ionic and osmotic regulative capacities of
crustacean species have been described by a
number of investigators (see reviews by Krogh,
1939; Robertson, 1953, 1960; Ramsay, 1954;
Beadle, 1957; Lockwood, 1962, 1964; Potts
and Parry, 1964). The most obvious and general
conclusion which can be drawn from these investigations
is that the aquatic crustaceans display
varying degrees of responses to osmotic
stress conditions. The animals' capacities to cope
with the osmotic changes in the environment
range from non-regulation or osmoconforming
(the internal osmotic concentration maintained
isosmotic to the environmental concentration)
to hypo- and hyperosmotic regulation. The
majority of the crustaceans appear to have the
ability to regulate to some degree, either osmotically
or ionically, within this wide range of
regulatory capacities.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3340
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 23, Number 2, 1969



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