Citation Ponce-Palafox JT, Ruiz-Luna A, Garcia-Ulloa Gomez M, Esparza-Leal HM, Arredondo-Figueroa JL, Martinez-Palacios CA & Ross L (2013) A response-surface analysis of the relative importance of the temperature, salinity and body weight on the respiratory metabolism of the white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 46 (6), pp. 399-417. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84887984026&partnerID=40&md5=51704b7b1289ec5649fa304b92e76163; https://doi.org/10.1080/10236244.2013.849058
Abstract We used a response-surface analysis to determine the importance of different factors affecting the resting routine metabolic rate (QO2) of the white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. The oxygen consumption rates were estimated using a multi-factorial design with 28 combinations of different salinities (15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 psu) and temperature (20, 25, 30 and 35 °C) values. The response-surface analysis produced a quadratic function showing that temperature more profoundly affects the oxygen consumption rate. Response-surface curves were generated to predict the optimal conditions resulting in oxygen consumption to better understand the successful growth of this species.