Myoglobin in the heart ventricle of tuna and other fishes

Experientia. 1980 Feb 15;36(2):219-20. doi: 10.1007/BF01953742.


The myoglobin content in the hearts of several fishes is positively correlated with the ecological physiology of the species. In the tuna heart, where the highest myoglobin values are found, the logarithmic relationship between myoglobin content and body weight is reported.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fishes
  • Heart Ventricles / analysis
  • Myocardium / analysis*
  • Myoglobin / analysis*
  • Species Specificity
  • Tuna


  • Myoglobin