Page of

Water and Ionic Regulation

Water and Ionic Regulation

Chapter:
(p.83) Chapter 4 Water and Ionic Regulation
Source:
The Biology of Sharks and Rays
Author(s):
A. Peter Klimley
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0004

This chapter describes the internal hydro-mineral balance of the sharks, rays, and chimaeras, with special attention given to how species regulate the salt composition of their tissues in order to temporarily inhabit estuarine and freshwater environments or reside wholly in the freshwater environment. The discussion covers the process of osmoregulation and the osmoregulatory organs (rectal gland, kidney, gills).

Keywords:   sharks, rays, chimaeras, salt composition, osmoregulation, osmoregulatory organs

Sign In

Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy and Legal Notice