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Table 2.

Myoglobin concentrations in the red muscle (RM)

Species (common name)RM position *Body mass (kg)N[Myoglobin] (mg Mb g−1 tissue)Source
Shark      
Lamna ditropis (salmon shark) AC 91-114 35.1 (range, 31.2-38.9) Present study 
Isurus oxyrinchus (shortfin mako) AC 6-47 10 21.1±2.4 Present study 
Alopias vulpinus (common thresher) AC 6-46 16.3±1.6 Present study 
Mustelus californicus (gray smoothound) PL 0.8 7.5 Present study 
Scyliorhinus canicula (small spotted catshark) PL ~0.5  9.1±1.6 Kryvi et al. (1981) 
Etmopterus spinax (velvet belly lantern shark) PL ~0.2  8.3±0.4 Kryvi et al. (1981) 
Galeus melastomus (blackmouth catshark) PL ~0.2  2.7±0.4 Kryvi et al. (1981) 
Tuna      
Thunnus albacares (yellowfin tuna) AC   31.4 Dickson (1996) 
Katsuwonus pelamis (skipjack tuna) AC   20.8 Dickson (1996) 
Thunnus orientalis (Pacific northern bluefin tuna) AC   Range, 20-24 Dickson (1996) 
Species (common name)RM position *Body mass (kg)N[Myoglobin] (mg Mb g−1 tissue)Source
Shark      
Lamna ditropis (salmon shark) AC 91-114 35.1 (range, 31.2-38.9) Present study 
Isurus oxyrinchus (shortfin mako) AC 6-47 10 21.1±2.4 Present study 
Alopias vulpinus (common thresher) AC 6-46 16.3±1.6 Present study 
Mustelus californicus (gray smoothound) PL 0.8 7.5 Present study 
Scyliorhinus canicula (small spotted catshark) PL ~0.5  9.1±1.6 Kryvi et al. (1981) 
Etmopterus spinax (velvet belly lantern shark) PL ~0.2  8.3±0.4 Kryvi et al. (1981) 
Galeus melastomus (blackmouth catshark) PL ~0.2  2.7±0.4 Kryvi et al. (1981) 
Tuna      
Thunnus albacares (yellowfin tuna) AC   31.4 Dickson (1996) 
Katsuwonus pelamis (skipjack tuna) AC   20.8 Dickson (1996) 
Thunnus orientalis (Pacific northern bluefin tuna) AC   Range, 20-24 Dickson (1996) 
*

Red muscle position: anterior and central (AC) or posterior and lateral(PL).

Except where indicated, values represent means ± s.e.m.

Sizes given by Kryvi et al.(1981) are `adult specimens',and body mass is estimated from the size at sexual maturation(Froese and Pauly, 2002).

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