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Table 3 Effects of high salinity (40 psu) on the variations of physiological indexes of A. japonicus

From: Effect of acute salinity stress on ion homeostasis, Na+/K+-ATPase and histological structure in sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus

Times/indexes Na+ (mmol L−1) K+ (mmol L−1) Cl (mmol L−1) Total counts of coelomocytes (cells mL−1) The phagocytosis of coelomocytes
Control (32 psu) 130.64 ± 1.59a 28.91 ± 0.25a 111.81 ± 0.24a 3.43 ± 0.17 × 106c 0.087 ± 0.004b
1.5 h 187.10 ± 3.98bc 9.43 ± 0.16b 54.43 ± 0.19c 1.33 ± 0.03 × 107e 0.067 ± 0.002a
3 h 200.08 ± 5.09bcd 8.51 ± 0.08 cd 54.89 ± 0.36c 1.73 ± 0.13 × 106a 0.065 ± 0.001a
6 h 219.72 ± 4.74d 8.25 ± 0.06d 55.83 ± 0.23bc 2.70 ± 0.14 × 106b 0.070 ± 0.002a
12 h 194.54 ± 6.70bcd 8.86 ± 0.05c 55.34 ± 0.31c 5.37 ± 0.15 × 106d 0.067 ± 0.001a
24 h 207.55 ± 12.21 cd 8.86 ± 0.09c 55.31 ± 0.11c 5.04 ± 0.25 × 106d 0.067 ± 0.001a
48 h 251.19 ± 3.49e 8.61 ± 0.01 cd 56.89 ± 0.26b 4.73 ± 0.27 × 106d 0.122 ± 0.004c
  1. Within rows, different superscript letters indicate significant differences (P < 0.05). Values are mean ± SE (n = 3)