A1 Journal article (refereed)
Gill area explains deviations from body size–metabolic rate relationship in teleost fishes (2022)

Kuparinen, A., Gielewski, D., & Hutchings, J. A. (2022). Gill area explains deviations from body size–metabolic rate relationship in teleost fishes. Journal of Fish biology, 101(1), 308-311. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.15084

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All authors or editors: Kuparinen, Anna; Gielewski, Darby; Hutchings, Jeffrey A.

Journal or series: Journal of Fish biology

ISSN: 0022-1112

eISSN: 1095-8649

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 11/05/2022

Volume: 101

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 308-311

Publisher: Wiley

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.15084

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/81572


Whether gill area constrains fish metabolism through oxygen limitation is a debated topic. Here, we provide insights into this question by analyzing mass-specific metabolic rates across 44 teleost fishes extracted from FishBase. We explore whether species deviations from metabolic rates predicted by body mass can be explained by species gill area. We show that the gill area explains ~26-28% of species-level deviations from mass-specific metabolic rates. Our findings suggest that gill area might indeed be one of the factors limiting metabolic rate in fishes.

Keywords: fishes; size; gills (respiration); metabolism; oxygen uptake

Free keywords: body size; Gill size; meta-analyses; metabolism; oxygen consumption; teleost fish

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Reporting Year: 2022

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