Scaling of rectal gland mass in the European lesser-spotted dogfish

W G Anderson, J P Good, C E Franklin, N Hazon

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In the European lesser-spotted dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula, rectal gland mass in mg (M-Rg) followed the allometric relationship: M-Rg = 1.15 M-0.68, where M is body mass (g). The concept of allometric scaling is an important consideration in studies investigating the function Of osmoregulatory organs. (C) 2003 the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-751
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003


  • allometry
  • elasmobranchs
  • rectal gland
  • scaling


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