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stenotherm

[′sten·ə‚thərm]
(biology)
An organism able to tolerate only a small variation of temperature in the environment.
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Protracted reproductive seasons among a phylogenetically diverse community of fishes are attributed to loss of terminating spawning cues associated with stenothermal water temperatures of spring systems (Hubbs, 1985).
A comparison of the metabolic cost of protein synthesis in stenothermal and eurythermal isopod crustaceans.
The underlying determinants of thermal plasticity are also interesting in the context of stenothermal species, which may either lack certain classes of genes or are unable to regulate their expression in response to changing temperature.
Metacypris cordata is a warm stenothermal summer form, known from shallow, macrophyte-rich freshwater environs, which is considered an indicator of lake ageing (Hiller 1972; Griffiths & Evans 1995; Danielopol et al.
stenothermal (adj.) Preferring or adapted to a narrow temperature range.
The San Marcos and Comal populations were in clear, stenothermal, cool, low-salinity waters.
When stenothermal spring habitats and eurythermal stream habitats are concurrently accessible in the Devils River, D.
It is usually described as a stenothermal cold water species (Ihle, 1958; Foxton, 1971), adapted to a temperature range between 4-16.8[degrees]C (Foxton, 1971; Daponte et al., 1993) while highest abundances are usually recoded in association to cold water masses (5-7[degrees]C, Daponte et al., 1993).
In the Baltic Sea, this stenothermal, coldwater species is considered a glacial relict and inhabits depths of approximately 60-70 m (Haahtela 1990, Kivivuori & Lagerspetz 1990).
elegans is stenothermal and limited in its physiological capabilities (Gehlbach et al., 1978).
Peipsi was characterized by very high numbers of pikeperch and a concurrent decline of stenothermal fish species (vendace Coregonus albula, whitefish Coregonus lavaretus).