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Measurements of the abilities of cultured fishes to moisturize their digesta

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Physiology

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https://doi.org/10.1016/0300-9629(90)90049-X

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Abstract

1. Four salmonid and four cool-water fish species were tested to determine their ability to moisturize their digesta.

2. After the fish were fed, they were sacrificed, the gut contents were removed and water content was determined.

3. The digesta of the salmonids contained the least water (63–72%) and those of largemouth bass the most (78%).

4. We conclude that there are distinct and significant differences between species and genera in the ability of fish to moisturize their digesta. The potential significance of this finding is discussed.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Measurements of the abilities of cultured fishes to moisturize their digesta
Series title:
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Physiology
DOI:
10.1016/0300-9629(90)90049-X
Volume:
96
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
Leetown Science Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
109
Last page:
111