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The evolutionary history of the Anomura has long been controversially discussed. One aspect that has received little attention is the dissimilarity in physiological tolerances of the related families Paguridae and Lithodidae to environmental conditions, and how this may have determined the divergence and radiation of the families into different distribution ranges, in particular with regard to the limited penetration of the deep sea by the Paguridae. This study investigates the physiological tolerances of the temperate shallow-water hermit crab, Pagurus cuanensis, to various temperature (5, 10, 15, 20°C) and pressure regimes (1 to 100 atm) by measuring the standard metabolic rate (SMR) and behavioural changes. SMR was primarily affected by temperature, with a notably low rate at 5°C throughout all pressures. Behaviour was affected by pressure, with an increase in pressure from 50 to 100 atmospheres (atm) resulting in reduced activity. It is suggested that this species can tolerate hydrostatic pressures greater than those found in its natural bathymetric range. It is discussed that a lack of physiological cold tolerance and ecological factors, such as the need to find gastropod shells for protection, are the principal restrictions maintaining P. cuanensis to a maximumdepth of approximately 250 m. We hypothesize that temperate shallow-water invertebrates could indeed be able to penetrate greater depths as continental shelf waters warm up in the course of global climate change. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Behavioural and respiratory response of the shallow-water hermit crab Pagurus cuanensis to hydrostatic pressure and temperature
Autor:Thatje, S.; Casburn, L.; Calcagno, J.A.
Filiación:National Oceanography Centre, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, European Way, SO14 3ZH, Southampton, United Kingdom
Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:Anomura; Biogeography; Crustacea; Deep sea; Evolution; Physiology; behavioral response; biogeography; climate change; crab; deep sea; evolutionary biology; hydrostatic pressure; physiological response; respiration; shallow water; temperature effect; Anomura; Crustacea; Decapoda (Crustacea); Gastropoda; Invertebrata; Lithodidae; Paguridae; Pagurus cuanensis
Página de inicio:22
Página de fin:30
Título revista:Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Título revista abreviado:J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol.


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Thatje, S., Casburn, L. & Calcagno, J.A. (2010) . Behavioural and respiratory response of the shallow-water hermit crab Pagurus cuanensis to hydrostatic pressure and temperature. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 390(1), 22-30.
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Thatje, S., Casburn, L., Calcagno, J.A. "Behavioural and respiratory response of the shallow-water hermit crab Pagurus cuanensis to hydrostatic pressure and temperature" . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 390, no. 1 (2010) : 22-30.
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Thatje, S., Casburn, L., Calcagno, J.A. "Behavioural and respiratory response of the shallow-water hermit crab Pagurus cuanensis to hydrostatic pressure and temperature" . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 390, no. 1, 2010, pp. 22-30.
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Thatje, S., Casburn, L., Calcagno, J.A. Behavioural and respiratory response of the shallow-water hermit crab Pagurus cuanensis to hydrostatic pressure and temperature. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 2010;390(1):22-30.