Metabolic rate in relation to body size and environmental oxygen concentration in two species of xanthid crabs

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The standard metabolic rates of Menippe mercenaria and Panopeus herbstii over a wide range of body weights and at different environmental O2 concentrations were determined. The uptake of O2 by digestive gland tissues from these crabs, in vitro, was measured. 1. 1. The standard metabolic rates of M. mercenaria and P. herbstii are proportional to body weight to the 0·86 and 0·80 powers respectively. 2. 2. The per g O2 consumption of digestive gland tissues, in vitro, likewise decreases as the body size of the crab increases. 3. 3. The effect of reduced O2 concentration on the metabolic rates of these crabs appear to be relatively constant from 0·8 to 5·6 ml O2/l. water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1052
Number of pages6
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1973

Fingerprint

Mercenaria
Body Size
Body Weight
Tissue
Oxygen
Water
In Vitro Techniques

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology

Cite this

@article{76a9ec69a6a94e7fa8e1146dfc5e0567,
title = "Metabolic rate in relation to body size and environmental oxygen concentration in two species of xanthid crabs",
abstract = "The standard metabolic rates of Menippe mercenaria and Panopeus herbstii over a wide range of body weights and at different environmental O2 concentrations were determined. The uptake of O2 by digestive gland tissues from these crabs, in vitro, was measured. 1. 1. The standard metabolic rates of M. mercenaria and P. herbstii are proportional to body weight to the 0·86 and 0·80 powers respectively. 2. 2. The per g O2 consumption of digestive gland tissues, in vitro, likewise decreases as the body size of the crab increases. 3. 3. The effect of reduced O2 concentration on the metabolic rates of these crabs appear to be relatively constant from 0·8 to 5·6 ml O2/l. water.",
author = "Charles Leffler",
year = "1973",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/0300-9629(73)90241-7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "44",
pages = "1047--1052",
journal = "Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology",
issn = "0300-9629",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Metabolic rate in relation to body size and environmental oxygen concentration in two species of xanthid crabs

AU - Leffler, Charles

PY - 1973/4/1

Y1 - 1973/4/1

N2 - The standard metabolic rates of Menippe mercenaria and Panopeus herbstii over a wide range of body weights and at different environmental O2 concentrations were determined. The uptake of O2 by digestive gland tissues from these crabs, in vitro, was measured. 1. 1. The standard metabolic rates of M. mercenaria and P. herbstii are proportional to body weight to the 0·86 and 0·80 powers respectively. 2. 2. The per g O2 consumption of digestive gland tissues, in vitro, likewise decreases as the body size of the crab increases. 3. 3. The effect of reduced O2 concentration on the metabolic rates of these crabs appear to be relatively constant from 0·8 to 5·6 ml O2/l. water.

AB - The standard metabolic rates of Menippe mercenaria and Panopeus herbstii over a wide range of body weights and at different environmental O2 concentrations were determined. The uptake of O2 by digestive gland tissues from these crabs, in vitro, was measured. 1. 1. The standard metabolic rates of M. mercenaria and P. herbstii are proportional to body weight to the 0·86 and 0·80 powers respectively. 2. 2. The per g O2 consumption of digestive gland tissues, in vitro, likewise decreases as the body size of the crab increases. 3. 3. The effect of reduced O2 concentration on the metabolic rates of these crabs appear to be relatively constant from 0·8 to 5·6 ml O2/l. water.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0015606743&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0015606743&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0300-9629(73)90241-7

DO - 10.1016/0300-9629(73)90241-7

M3 - Article

C2 - 4145511

AN - SCOPUS:0015606743

VL - 44

SP - 1047

EP - 1052

JO - Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology

JF - Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology

SN - 0300-9629

IS - 4

ER -