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The red neon, Paracheirodon axelrodi (Schultz, 1956), is able to survive in distilled water

Author(s): I. Valentin Petrescu-Mag | Dan Rasiga

Journal: Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology
ISSN 2066-7671

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: ecophysiological adaptations | red neon | extreme environment | low hardness

In the current paper we report on the ecophysiological adaptation of the red neon toextremely low water hardness (nearly zero). Such adaptations of aquatic vertebrate species (either fishor frogs) to extreme environmental conditions show a large plasticity of this group even if, by definition,the aquatic environment is quite stable and homogeneous.
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