[Effects of temperature on respiration defensive behavior and locomotion of fresh water snail Lymnaea stagnalis]

Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. Jul-Aug 2003;53(4):513-7.
[Article in Russian]


Temperature dependence of lung respiration, defensive behavior and locomotion of Lymnaea stagnalis snail was studied. At the temperature in the range of 4-6 degrees C the rates of locomotion and respiration were reduced (as compared to control temperature of 14-16 degrees C), whereas defensive reactions were much more intense. Vice versa, the temperature rise to 24-26 degrees C activates respiration and locomotion but inhibits defensive behavior. It is suggested that the observed changes in Lymnaea behavior result from temperature-dependent reactions of neurons underlying these activities.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal / physiology*
  • Locomotion / physiology*
  • Lung / physiology*
  • Lymnaea
  • Respiration*
  • Temperature*