volume 6, issue 4, P613-620 2008
DOI: 10.1590/s1679-62252008000400009
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Abstract: Metabolic substrates are not mobilized from the osmoregulatory organs(gills and kidney) of the estuarine pufferfishes Sphoeroides greeleyi and S. testudineus upon short-term salinity reductionViviane Prodocimo, Carine F. Souza, Cristina Pessini, Luiz Claudio Fernandes and Carolina A. FreireThe marine-estuarine species of pufferfishes Sphoeroides testudineus and S. greeleyi are very efficient osmoregulators. However, they differ with respect to their tolerance of salinity reduction. During low tide S. testudin…

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