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Scaling of rectal gland mass in the European lesser-spotted dogfish

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W G Anderson, J P Good, C E Franklin, N Hazon

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Abstract

In the European lesser-spotted dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula, rectal gland mass in mg (M-Rg) followed the allometric relationship: M-Rg = 1.15 M-0.68, where M is body mass (g). The concept of allometric scaling is an important consideration in studies investigating the function Of osmoregulatory organs. (C) 2003 the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-751
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume62
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

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  • allometry, elasmobranchs, rectal gland, scaling

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