Calcium metabolism in marine teleosts?

Andrew Leslie Saul s883730 at
Fri Sep 30 01:09:52 EST 1994

I am trying to determine the importance of calcium processes in marine
teleosts.  Does anyone know how important active absorption of calcium
across the intestinal wall is, given that these fish actively secrete
calcium into the intestinal area?

What is the relative importance of gill calcium uptake compared with
intestinal uptake.  Do both active and passive calcium transport processes
occur across the gill?    
I know the situation in freshwater fish but not so for  marine species.

Are marine species ever deficient of calcium?


Andrew Saul 
alf at

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