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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 415-419       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

Effect of temperature on oxygen consumption and metabolic rate in Puntius sophore (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822)


Rama Rao K1 and *Vinod Kumar M2


1Asst. Professor, Head, Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree & PG College, Jammikunta, Karimnagar Dt. Satavahana University, Telangana State

2Senior Fisheries Scientist, Fishery Survey of India, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, New Fishing Jetty, Sassoon Dock, Colaba, Mumbai – 400 005. India.

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Received : 31.12.2017   |   Revised :  24.02.2018  |   Accepted : 19.04.2018    |   Published : 25.04.2018

Experiments were conducted to evaluate the oxygen demand of Puntius sophore   under   various   conditions,   with   reference   to   temperature   variations and oxygen concentrations. The oxygen requirements at different age   groups   have   also   been   studied   in   the   laboratory.   The   oxygen consumption and metabolic rates were studied at every 5°C, varying temperatures from 15-40°C. The fishes were inactive and the metabolic rate was minimal at 15°C, with an increasing temperature the activity of the fish changed and resulted more oxygen consumption. The fishes were found to be active at 25-30°C range of temperature. At the temperature above 35°C was not comfortable, since the fishes were erratic and behavior was not normal. At the ranges 15-40°C the difference in consumed dissolved oxygen of small size and large size fishes are very significant, The percentage increases at every 10°C in metabolic rate at the range of 15-25°C, 25-35°C, 20-30°C and 30-40°C is not uniformly double with increase in temperature. It was observed that the metabolic rate in small size fishes (0.74- 0.92 g) fishes are not coincide with the Vant Hoff’s hypothesis, where as 1.63g, 2.20g and 4.14 g. weight fishes, the metabolic rates were observed nearly doubled.

Key words: Oxygen consumption, Metabolic rate, Temperature, percentage, Vant Hoff’s hypothesis



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Rama Rao K and Vinod Kumar M (2018) Effect of temperature on oxygen consumption and metabolic rate in Puntius sophore (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822), Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 415-419. 



The authors would like to thank Commissioner Collegiate Education Telangana, Principal, Govt. Degree College, Jammikunta, for rendering financial assistance and providing necessary facilities.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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