Sustained branchial apnea in the Australian short-finned eel, Anguilla australis.

@article{Smith1983SustainedBA,
  title={Sustained branchial apnea in the Australian short-finned eel, Anguilla australis.},
  author={David H. G. Smith and W Duiker and Ian R. Cooke},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  year={1983},
  volume={226 1},
  pages={37-43}
}
Branchial and cutaneous O2 uptake as well as branchial ventilatory stroke volume and frequency were measured by twin-chamber respirometry in conscious unoperated eels (Anguilla australis) at 20 degrees C. The branchial ventilatory pattern comprised alternating periods of apnea and eupnea, together constituting a "Standard Breathing Cycle" (SBC = 1 apneic period plus the ensuing period of eupnea). SBC time in 17 eels averaged 15.5 min of which only 23% was devoted to eupnea. Reduction of the PO2… CONTINUE READING