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  • v. To regulate osmotic pressure

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Examples

  • Mites osmoregulate by having large porous areas of their cuticle for the exchange of salts to maintain water balance.

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  • This scenario, which requires movement in the Gulf of California, must assume that the Mexican golden trout had retained the capability to osmoregulate in marine waters.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Crustaceans osmoregulate in freshwater by producing copious amount of urine.

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  • Seahorse and pipefish males have reproductive structures for brooding developing embryos, but the complexity of these structures varies across the group, from the simple ventral attachment of eggs in some species of pipefish to the fully enclosed pouch of the seahorse, in which males aerate, osmoregulate and provision embryos during their development (Evolution 57: 1374-1386).

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