Eurytherm

(redirected from eurythermal)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to eurythermal: stenothermal

eurytherm

[′yu̇r·ə‚thərm]
(biology)
An organism that is tolerant of a wide range of temperatures.

Eurytherm

 

an animal capable of tolerating substantial fluctuations in environmental temperature. Eurytherms include most terrestrial animals that inhabit temperate latitudes, as well as many representatives of marine littoral fauna. Stenothermal animals are the opposite of eurythermal animals.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Prediscosphaera cretacea is a eurythermal species, which is the commonest at high latitudes, although it has been recorded at low latitudes as well.
Perhaps related to this larval biology is the broad and nearly continuous distribution of this eurythermal species from New Brunswick, Canada to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (Galtsoff 1964).
Metabolic plasticity and critical temperatures for an aerobic scope in eurythermal marine invertebrate (Littorina saxatilis, Gastropoda: Littorinidae) from different latitudes.
The protein synthesis machinery operates at the same expense in eurythermal and cold stenothermal pectinids.
brasiliana is able to form natural banks in habitats with sandy-muddy soil of back coves, bays and estuaries (Pezzuto and Echtemacht, 1999; Rios, 1994; Poli et al., 2004), which can be classified as eurihaline and eurythermal (Leonel et al., 1983).
The ambient temperature at the modal day- and nighttime depths of the two bigeye thresher sharks differed by 15[degrees] to 16[degrees]C, requiring them to be eurythermal. The sharks spent most of the nighttime in shallow waters warmer than 20[degrees]C and commonly spent 8 or more hours during the daytime in deep waters cooler than 10[degrees]C.
-- Large springs in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico have endemic spring-adapted fishes that have congeners, which are found inhabiting more eurythermal streams.
Molecular adaptation to environmental temperature: heat-shock response of the eurythermal teleost Fundulus heteroclitus.
The clam Dosinia corrugate (Reeve, 1850), belonging to the family Veneridae, is a eurythermal species, which is widely distributed along the north and south coasts of China, as well as in Japan and Korea (Qi 1998).
vannamei is indeed a tropical and eurythermal species (Rivera-Velazquez et al, 2008), likely contributing to its hardiness to aquaculture conditions.