Thermopreference, tolerance and metabolic rate of early stages juvenile Octopus maya acclimated to different temperatures

  • Noyola J
  • Caamal-Monsreal C
  • Díaz F
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Abstract

Thermopreference, tolerance and oxygen consumption rates of early juveniles Octopus maya (O. maya; weight range 0.38-0.78g) were determined after acclimating the octopuses to temperatures (18, 22, 26, and 30°C) for 20 days. The results indicated a direct relationship between preferred temperature (PT) and acclimated temperature, the PT was 23.4°C. Critical Thermal Maxima, (CTMax; 31.8±1.2, 32.7±0.9, 34.8±1.4 and 36.5±1.0) and Critical Thermal Minima, (CTMin; 11.6±0.2, 12.8±0.6, 13.7±1.0, 19.00±0.9) increased significantly (P

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  • Critical thermal tolerance polygon
  • Early stage juveniles
  • Oxygen consumption rate
  • Thermal preference

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Authors

  • Carlos RosasUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

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  • Javier Noyola

  • Claudia Caamal-Monsreal

  • Fernando Díaz

  • Denisse Re

  • Adolfo Sánchez

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