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(yo͝or′ə-thûr′məl) also


(-mĭk) or


Adaptable to a wide range of temperatures. Used of an organism.

eu′ry·therm′ n.
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Thermal optima and tolerance in the eurythermic goldfish (Carassius auratus): relationships between wholeanimal aerobic capacity and maximum heart rate.
incrustans, this species is eurythermic (--1.6[degrees]-12.5[degrees]C) and euryhaline ([25.6%.sub.o]-[35.5%.sub.o]) (Ereskovsky, 1994b).
Other marine species showing small interoceanic genetic distances include tuna, blue marlin, and green sea turtles, but for these eurythermic species, unlike sticklebacks, occasional contemporary gene flow through southern oceans is possible (Graves et al.
A half of all species (9) are eurythermic or thermophilic and occur everywhere or widely in Europe except the tundra zone.
Thermophilic, cold-preferring, and eurythermic harpacticoid species occur in Estonia.
We also found evidence of an adaptive mechanism of pressure-temperature interaction in these animals from the eurythermic habitat of the hydrothermal vents.
In addition, other studies have reported the euryhaline character in the larval (Carvalho et al, 2013) and adult forms (Coelho, 1963, 1964), eurythermic characteristics (Stilman & Somero, 2000), and the use of different strategies by the species.
In Lake Peipsi the most common stenothermic winter rotifers were Synchaeta verrucosa (Nipkow) and Polyarthra dolichoptera (Idelson); among eurythermic species, the most frequent were Keratella cochlearis (Gosse) and K.
Bimeria vestita is considered to be cosmopolitan (Ramil & Vervoort, 1992), although without records from the Arctic and Southern oceans (but see Marques et al., 2000), is eurythermic (16-31[degrees]C), euryhaline (salinity 29.0-36.5; Calder, 1993; Migotto, 1996), and in shallow (<25 m) to deep waters (358 m) (Vanhoffen, 1910, Wedler & Larson, 1986; Marques & Migotto, 2004; Genzano et al., 2009).
In addition, the number of Tropical, Paulista, and Tropical-Paulista species decreased and the number of wide-distribution eurythermic species increased in the southwestern Atlantic provinces (Tropical-Paulista-Patagonic species) towards the south (Fig.
* Group A: eurythermic and euryhaline coastal species such as the cladoceran Pleopis polyphemoides and the chaetognath Sagitta tenuis.