||Pichavant Karine, Person Jeannine, Le Bayon Nicolas, Severe Armelle, Le Roux Annick, Boeuf Gilles
||IFREMER, Ctr Brest, Physiol Poissons Lab, Stn Ressources Vivantes, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
||Journal of Fish Biology (0022-1112) (Blackwell science), 2001-10 , Vol. 59 , N. 4 , P. 875-883
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||Oxygen consumption, Growth, Hypoxia, Sea bass, Turbot
||When juvenile turbot Scophthulmus maximus and sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax were fed to satiation, growth and food intake were depressed under hypoxia (3.2 +/- 0.3 and 4.5 +/- 0.2 mg O-2 l(-1)). However, no significant difference in growth was observed between fishes maintained in hypoxia and fed to satiation and fishes reared in normoxia (7.4 +/- 0.3 mg O-2 l(-1)) and fed restricted rations (same food intake of fishes at 3.2 mg O-2 l(-1)). Routine oxygen consumption of fishes fed to satiation was higher in normoxia than in hypoxia due to the decrease in food intake in the latter. Of the physiological parameters measured, no significant changes were observed in the two species maintained in hypoxia. This study confirms the significant interaction between environmental oxygen concentrations, feeding and growth in fishes. Decrease in food intake could be an indirect mechanism by which prolonged hypoxia reduces growth in turbot and sea bass, and may be a way to reduce energy and thus oxygen demand.