Composition of the haemolymph of Tridacna maxima (Mollusca: Bivalvia)

Elizabeth M. Deane*, R. W. O'Brien

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    1. 1. Analysis of the composition of the haemolymph of Tridacna maxima and of seawater gave the following results. 2. 2. The inorganic and organic composition was similar to that reported for other bivalves. 3. 3. The haemolymph was in osmotic equilibrium (steady state) with seawater, with potassium, calcium and phosphate concentrations being higher and the sodium, chloride and sulphate concentrations being lower in the haemolymph than in the seawater. 4. 4. The free amino acid composition of the haemolymph was high in taurine and glycine.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)339-341
    Number of pages3
    JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1980


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