Hematology of three deep-sea fishes: a reflection of low metabolic rates.

@article{Graham1985HematologyOT,
  title={Hematology of three deep-sea fishes: a reflection of low metabolic rates.},
  author={M S Graham and Richard L. Haedrich and Garth L. Fletcher},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={79-84}
}
Blood was collected from three species of fish, Antimora rostrata (Moridae), Lycodes esmarkii (Zoarcidae), Macrurus berglax (Macrouridae), caught at depths ranging from 280 to 2300 m. Hemoglobin concentrations were low in all three species, ranging from 4.4 to 5.4 g/100 ml. Mean erythrocyte volumes were relatively large, and ranged from 277 micron3 in M. berglax to 672 micron3 in A. rostrata. Blood oxygen dissociation curves were hyperbolic, with relatively low Hill constants (0.95-1.26). Mean… CONTINUE READING

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