Definition of Osmoconformer
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Glossary of Marine Biology
An organism whose body fluids change directly with a change in the concentrations of dissolved ions in the external medium
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Osmoconformers are marine animals which, in contrast to osmoregulators, maintain the osmolarity of their body fluids such that it is always equal to the surrounding seawater. Osmoconformers decrease the net flux of water into or out of their bodies from diffusion. They maintain internal solute concentrations within their bodies at a level equal to the osmolarity of the surrounding medium.
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