The R package ‘FishResp’

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Software version: 1.0.2
Authors: Sergey Morozov & R.J. Scott McCairns


‘FishResp’ calculates metabolic rate of fish and other aquatic organisms measured using an intermittent-flow respirometry approach. The tool is used to run a set of graphical QC tests of raw respirometry data, correct it for background respiration and chamber effect, filter and extract target values of absolute and mass-specific metabolic rate. Experimental design should include background respiration tests and measuring of one or more metabolic rate traits. The package allows a user to import raw respirometry data obtained from ‘AquaResp’ (free software), ‘AutoResp’ (‘LoligoSystems’), ‘OxyView’ (‘PreSens’), ‘Pyro Oxygen Logger’ (‘PyroScience’) and ‘Q-box Aqua’ (‘QubitSystems’).

Read more about the idea behind the R package in the FASEB journal (conference abstract).


The ‘FishResp’ package is available on CRAN and GitHub.


To read the reference manual for the R package ‘FishResp’, please click here.


The R package ‘FishResp’ is a cross-platform software. It works fine in RGui and Terminal, but be careful with RStudio: a plot window should be large enough for plotting large graphs (just use a display with resolution more or equal to 1920×1080).


Updated by Sergey Morozov, 29 Oct 2018