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Estimating the sustained swimming ability of coral reef fishes

Johansen, J L; Fulton, Christopher; Bellwood, David


Sustained swimming ability can play a critical role in the ecology of fishes, particularly in terms of their distribution among habitats of differing flow conditions. However, the relative utility of various measures of swimming ability remains to be determined. The present study assessed the swimming speed performances of coral reef fishes using a range of experimental methods. This included a novel technique that measures the speed at which labriform fishes change gait from purely pectoral to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine and Freshwater Research
DOI: 10.1071/MF06136


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