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Table 2.

Values of some haematological parameters of the sturgeon Acipenser naccarii during acclimation to seawater (35‰) and after a period of 20 days at this salinity

Salinity (‰)
Parameter1522293535*
Hct (%) 20.2±0.5b,c 24.0±0.3a 17.2±1.2c 19.0±1.8b,c 21.4±1.1a,b 
Hb (g 100 cm-38.5±0.3b 10.9±0.6a 6.5±0.4c 5.8±0.4c 10.0±1.2a,b 
RBCC (103 cells μl-1822.0±53.4a 894.0±45.9a 764.0±63.0a 560.0±52.3b 773.3±105.0a 
Salinity (‰)
Parameter1522293535*
Hct (%) 20.2±0.5b,c 24.0±0.3a 17.2±1.2c 19.0±1.8b,c 21.4±1.1a,b 
Hb (g 100 cm-38.5±0.3b 10.9±0.6a 6.5±0.4c 5.8±0.4c 10.0±1.2a,b 
RBCC (103 cells μl-1822.0±53.4a 894.0±45.9a 764.0±63.0a 560.0±52.3b 773.3±105.0a 

Values are means ± S.E.M. Values with different superscript letters within each row are significantly different (analysis of variance, P<0.05, N=5 fish at each salinity).

*

After a period of 20 days at 35‰.

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