Table 3.

Effect of high salinity (16 p.p.m.) exposure for different time periods on blood plasma chloride concentration (mmol l−1)

Salinity exposure
Groups0 h1.5 h6 h
Fish with embedded lamellae99.0±1.3a95.8±1.1a160.6±4.8c
Fish with protruding lamellae89.2±0.9b97.1±0.8a189.5±5.0d
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. of 10 fish. Groups with different letters (a-d) are significantly different (P<0.01).