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Some physiological aspects of sublethal heat stress in the juvenile steelhead trout (Salmo gairdneri) and coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

January 1, 1973

A rapid (3 min) but sublethal temperature increase from 10 to 20 imposed a greater stress on juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) than on juvenile steelhead trout (Salmo gairdneri). Both species suffered hyperglycemia, hypocholesterolemia, increased blood hemoglobin, and decreased blood sugar regulatory precision, but the steelhead recovered more quickly. Acid–base equilibrium was essentially unaffected, and only the coho suffered any significant interrenal vitamin C depletion. Vitamin C normalization required about 24 hr.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1973
Title Some physiological aspects of sublethal heat stress in the juvenile steelhead trout (Salmo gairdneri) and coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
DOI 10.1139/f73-138
Authors Gary Wedemeyer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
Series Number
Index ID 70161843
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Fisheries Research Center