Oxygen consumption of the hermit crab Clibanarius vittatus (Decapoda: Anomura) and selected tissues as influenced by salinity, temperature, collection site and selenium.
The oxygen consumption of the hermit crab Clibanarius vittatus, and four of its tissues were measured under combinations of salinity: 10, 20, 30, and 40 parts per thousand, temperature: 16, 20 and 24 C, the presence or absence of selenium and two sites of collection of animals. The general trend of oxygen consumption was to increase with increasing temperature. The rate of oxygen consumption tended to decrease with increasing salinities. Selenium tended to depress the rate of oxygen consumption. Site of collection did not seem to be influential on the rate of oxygen consumption.