Body size and temperature effects on standard metabolic rate for determining metabolic scope for activity of the polychaete Hediste (Nereis) diversicolor

Type Article
Date 2018-10
Language English
Author(s) Lopes Galasso Helena1, 2, 3, Richard Marion4, Lefebvre Sebastien5, 6, Aliaume Catherine3, Callier MyriamORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : UMR MARBEC UM CNRS Ifremer IRD, Palavas Les Flots, France.
2 : Minist Educ Brazil, CAPES Fdn, Brasilia, DF, Brazil.
3 : UMR MARBEC UM CNRS Ifremer IRD, Montpellier, France.
4 : UMR MARBEC UM CNRS Ifremer IRD, Sete, France.
5 : Univ Lille, ULCO LOG Lab Oceanol Geosci UMR8187, CNRS, Wimereux, France.
6 : Ifremer, Lab Ressources Halieut, Boulogne Sur Mer, France.
Source Peerj (2167-8359) (Peerj Inc), 2018-10 , Vol. 6 , P. e5675 (21p.)
DOI 10.7717/peerj.5675
WOS© Times Cited 11
Keyword(s) Annelida, Deposit-feeder, Oxygen consumption, Allometric coefficient, Arrhenius temperature, Aerobic scope, Growth

Considering the ecological importance and potential value of Hediste diversicolor, a better understanding of its metabolic rate and potential growth rates is required. The aims of this study are: (i) to describe key biometric relationships; (ii) to test the effects of temperature and body size on standard metabolic rate (as measure by oxygen consumption) to determine critical parameters, namely Arrhenius temperature (TA), allometric coefficient (b) and reaction rate; and (iii) to determine the metabolic scope for activity (MSA) of H. diversicolor for further comparison with published specific growth rates. Individuals were collected in a Mediterranean lagoon (France). After 10 days of acclimatization, 7 days at a fixed temperature and 24 h of fasting, resting oxygen consumption rates (VO2) were individually measured in the dark at four different temperatures (11, 17, 22 and 27 °C) in worms weighing from 4 to 94 mgDW (n = 27 per temperature). Results showed that DW and L3 were the most accurate measurements of weight and length, respectively, among all the metrics tested. Conversion of WW (mg), DW (mg) and L3 (mm) were quantified with the following equations: DW = 0.15 × WW, L3 = 0.025 × TL(mm) + 1.44 and DW = 0.8 × L33.68. Using an equation based on temperature and allometric effects, the allometric coefficient (b) was estimated at 0.8 for DW and at 2.83 for L3. The reaction rate (VO2) equaled to 12.33 µmol gDW−1 h−1 and 0.05 µmol mm L3−1 h−1 at the reference temperature (20 °C, 293.15 K). Arrhenius temperature (TA) was 5,707 and 5,664 K (for DW and L3, respectively). Metabolic scope for activity ranged from 120.1 to 627.6 J gDW−1 d−1. Predicted maximum growth rate increased with temperature, with expected values of 7–10% in the range of 15–20 °C. MSA was then used to evaluate specific growth rates (SGR) in several experiments. This paper may be used as a reference and could have interesting applications in the fields of aquaculture, ecology and biogeochemical processes.

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Lopes Galasso Helena, Richard Marion, Lefebvre Sebastien, Aliaume Catherine, Callier Myriam (2018). Body size and temperature effects on standard metabolic rate for determining metabolic scope for activity of the polychaete Hediste (Nereis) diversicolor. Peerj, 6, e5675 (21p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :