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Body fineness ratio as a predictor of maximum prolonged-swimming speed in coral reef fishes

Walker, Jeffrey A.; Alfaro, Michael E.; Noble, Mae M.; Fulton, Christopher J.


The ability to sustain high swimming speeds is believed to be an important factor affecting resource acquisition in fishes. While we have gained insights into how fin morphology and motion influences swimming performance in coral reef fishes, the role of other traits, such as body shape, remains poorly understood. We explore the ability of two mechanistic models of the causal relationship between body fineness ratio and endurance swimming-performance to predict maximum prolonged-swimming speed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-10-18
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075422


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