Is peak postprandial oxygen consumption positively related to growth rate and resting oxygen consumption in a sedentary catfish Silurus meridionalis?
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2008
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Journal of Fish Biology
Volume 73, Issue 3, pages 692–701, August 2008
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Fu, S. J., Cao, Z. D., Peng, J. L. and Wang, Y. X. (2008), Is peak postprandial oxygen consumption positively related to growth rate and resting oxygen consumption in a sedentary catfish Silurus meridionalis?. Journal of Fish Biology, 73: 692–701. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01968.x
- Issue published online: 1 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 1 AUG 2008
- (Received 23 March 2007, Accepted 10 May 2008)
- digestive capacity;
- Silurus meridionalis;
- sit-and-wait forager;
- specific dynamic action
The resting oxygen consumption , postprandial and post-exercise peak oxygen consumption of 137 juvenile southern catfish Silurus meridionalis, weighing 18·5 ± 0·8 g (mean ±s.d.), were measured at 25° C to determine whether is positively related to postprandial and post-exercise in sedentary S. meridionalis. In addition, postprandial metabolic response [i.e. the specific dynamic action (SDA)] after a satiating meal and the growth performance as a consequence of a 3 week feeding-growth trail were measured in 40 S. meridionalis, weighing 14·3 ± 0·2 g, at 25° C to determine whether postprandial is positively related to growth rate. Postprandial was positively correlated with , while post-exercise was not. Both postprandial and post-exercise were positively correlated with factorial and absolute scope. There was no significant correlation between the growth rate and postprandial in S. meridionalis. It suggested that as a sit-and-wait forager with low , low post-exercise and high postprandial , the expenditure of energy for maintenance in S. meridionalis may be more closely related to digestive processes than locomotor activities.