Intraspecific geographic and seasonal physiological variability in an intertidal fish, Girella laevifrons, along a climatic gradient

J. M. Pulgar, F. P. Ojeda, F. Bozinovic

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Metabolic rate and condition factor (K) of juvenile Girella laevifrons were highest in southern populations along the Chilean coast. Since adults of G. laevifrons complete their life cycle in subtidal waters, the results suggest a metabolic cold adaptation in juveniles of this species and physiological compensation that enable them to move early to subtidal environments for reproduction

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-981
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • Geographic distribution
  • Girella laevifrons
  • Intertidal
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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