Euryhaline Animal

Euryhaline Animal

 

an aquatic animal capable of tolerating substantial fluctuations in water salinity. The group includes many inhabitants of ocean littorals, river estuaries, brackish and ultrahaline waters, as well as migratory fishes. The opposite of euryhaline animals are stenohaline animals.

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ATPase and other osmoregulatory genes in the gills of euryhaline animals in response to salinity transfer: a meta-analysis of 59 quantitative PCR studies over 10 years.
Previous studies have shown that aquatic euryhaline animals depend on energetic reorganization to cope with ambient salinity changes (Tseng & Hwang 2008), showing that the osmoregulation of aquatic animals is an energy cost (20%-50% of total metabolic energy) process to maintain intracellular and extracellular osmotic equilibrium (Evans et al.