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|Título:||Daily oxygen consumption rhythms of Senegalese sole solea senegalensis (Kaup, 1858) juveniles|
Martins, C. I. M.
Conceição, L. E. C.
|Citação:||Castanheira, M.F.; Martins, C.I.M.; Engrola, S.; Conceição, L.E.C. Daily oxygen consumption rhythms of Senegalese sole solea senegalensis (Kaup, 1858) juveniles, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 407, 1, 1-5, 2011.|
|Resumo:||Senegalese sole is known to be a species with pronounced nocturnal feeding behaviour. However, as for most fish species, there is a lack of knowledge concerning the influence of such biological rhythmon metabolic rate. The aim of this study was to determine whether individual variation in routine and fed metabolic rate was affected by daily light–dark rhythms in juveniles of Senegalese sole. The individual oxygen consumption measurements in Senegalese sole juveniles were determined by flow-through respirometry, at fasted conditions and after the fish were fed a single meal, the meal time started at 0930 h and fish fed ad libitum for 30 min. The measurements were made during 22 h, of which 8 h was in the light and 14 h in the dark, and started immediately after transfer to the respiratory chambers at 1100 h. The results suggest an influence of light–dark cycles in routine metabolism. It was observed that oxygen consumption increased during the dark phase in fasted fish (FAST) but was higher during the light phase in fed fish (FEED). However, when feed is provided during the light phase, juveniles are capable of shifting oxygen consumption rhythms to respond to the energetic demands of digestion and growth. These results suggest that routine metabolism varies according to the species natural habits as Senegalese sole is known to be nocturnal. The findings of this study underline the importance of understanding the biological rhythms of the species under study before metabolic data are interpreted.|
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