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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part B

Mechanism of survival of arthropods to saline-water habitat, osmoregulation habit


Author(s): Hassan Vatandoost

Abstract: Objectives: Insects arose in the terrestrial environment. Some species eventually evolved forms that could take advantage of freshwater habitats particularly in the larval stage. The numbers of species capable of surviving in saline is rare. Salinity and certain ions such as sodium and sulphate challenges for insects are important. Other somatically active osmolytes occur in the blood of many insect. The evolutionary advantages of flight for mating and dispersal led more species to retain terrestrial or aerial adult stage. This creates substantial physiological problem for freshwater and terrestrial animals. The insects got around this problem by reducing the amount of sodium in the body to an essential minimum. From a water hardness/salinity perspective, arthropods occupy very soft water up to salt lakes twice as concentrated as seawater.
Materials and Methods: Reliable data on academic resources such as Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science, Springer, Pro Quest, Wiley Online, Science Direct, Research Gate, PubMed, Sage, and SID were used.
Results:Only a limited number of species thrive in saline lakes, including some fairy shrimp and brine and shore flies such as Ephydra hians.
Discussion: Mechanisms of survival of Ephydra hians is a guideline for environmental and ecosphere creatures for adaptation.


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How to cite this article:
Hassan Vatandoost. Mechanism of survival of arthropods to saline-water habitat, osmoregulation habit. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(3):135-138.
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