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The respiration of Onchidoris bilamellata and Archidoris pseudoargus (Doridacea)

  • Geoffrey W. Potts (a1)

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From works on the anatomy and ecology of dorid nudibranchs it has been assumed that they were capable of cutaneous respiration through their dorsal mantle. The present work has shown how the oxygen uptake is depressed when the dorids Onchidoris bilamellata and Archidoris pseudoargus are exposed to air and the gills collapsed into the body surface. The effect of ligaturing the gills of A. pseudoargus into the branchial pocket has enabled direct measurements to be made of the mantle respiration.

The effect of temperature on respiration was examined.

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The respiration of Onchidoris bilamellata and Archidoris pseudoargus (Doridacea)

  • Geoffrey W. Potts (a1)

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