Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 51 - Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion - 51.4 - The Nephron Is the Basic Functional Unit of Vertebrate Excretory Systems - 51.4 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1102: 1


Marine fish and chondrichthyans produce extremely concentrated urine to minimize water loss and remove as much solute as possible. Inversely, freshwater fish release large volumes of dilute urine to deplete their bodies of excess water while retaining essential solutes.

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