Institut for Fiskerifag, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway.
Effects of feeding on metabolic rate, and the Specific Dynamic Action in plaice, Pleuronectes platessa L.
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
Journal of Fish Biology
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 629–638, June 1980
How to Cite
Jobling, M. and Davies, P. S. (1980), Effects of feeding on metabolic rate, and the Specific Dynamic Action in plaice, Pleuronectes platessa L. Journal of Fish Biology, 16: 629–638. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.1980.tb03742.x
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
- (Received 14 August 1979, Accepted 27 September 1979)
The rate of oxygen consumption of plaice increases after feeding and declines to a resting level after 24–72 h. The maximum increase corresponds to a level which is approximately twice the resting rate of oxygen consumption. This increase corresponds to the Specific Dynamic Action (SDA) and increases in magnitude with increase in food intake. The magnitude is greatest with high protein content diets. The duration of the SDA effect is reduced with increase in temperature and increases with the percentage of protein in the diet.