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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.

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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).
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.
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 mangrove oyster Crassostrea gasar inhabits estuarine/coastal mangroves area in tropical regions, being a eurythermal species within a wide temperature range (16-35[degrees]C), but is temperature dependant between 23[degrees]C and 31[degrees]C (Nascimento 1991, Ansa & Bashir 2007).
Metabolic plasticity and critical temperatures for aerobic scope in a eurythermal marine invertebrate (Littorina saxatilis, Gastropoda: Littorinidae) from different latitudes.
Metagenome analysis of an extreme microbial symbiosis reveals eurythermal adaptation and metabolic flexibility.