The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.
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Authors: H.I. Griffiths And D.H. Thomas
Abstract: The Mexican axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum is an aquatic-phase oxygen conformer with a close correlation between rates of aquatic oxygen consumption and aquatic oxygen tension. Rates of oxygen consumption at normoxic oxygen tensions were 1 8.2µ1 02.g·1.h-1 at 20°C and 1 3.8µ.I 02.g-1.h-1 at 30°C. Air-breathing (i.e. rising to the water surface to gulp air) increases in hypoxia, associated with a decrease in gill ventilatory movements. Therefore, oxygen compensation during aquatic hypoxia appears to occur in the aerial phase, whilst aquatic gas-exchange surfaces show little ability to compensate for changes in ambient oxygen tension.