Do method and species lifestyle affect measures of maximum metabolic rate in fish?

Killen, S.S. , Norin, T. and Halsey, L.G. (2017) Do method and species lifestyle affect measures of maximum metabolic rate in fish? Journal of Fish Biology, 90(3), pp. 1037-1046. (doi: 10.1111/jfb.13195) (PMID:27778342) (PMCID:PMC5347950)

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The rate at which active animals can expend energy is limited by their maximum aerobic metabolic rate (MMR). Two methods are commonly used to estimate MMR as oxygen uptake in fishes, namely during prolonged swimming or immediately following brief exhaustive exercise, but it is unclear whether they return different estimates of MMR or whether their effectiveness for estimating MMR varies among species with different lifestyles. A broad comparative analysis of MMR data from 121 fish species revealed little evidence of different results between the two methods, either for fishes in general or for species of benthic, benthopelagic or pelagic lifestyles.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Killen, Professor Shaun and Norin, Dr Tommy
Authors: Killen, S.S., Norin, T., and Halsey, L.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Fish Biology
ISSN (Online):1095-8649
Published Online:25 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Fish Biology 90(3):1037-1046
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
594261The Influence of Individual Physiology on Group Behaviour in Fish SchoolsShaun KillenNatural Environment Research Council (NERC)NE/J019100/1RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED