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Swimming speed performance in coral reef fishes: field validations reveal distinct functional groups

Fulton, Christopher


Central to our understanding of locomotion in fishes are the performance implications of using different modes of swimming. Employing a unique combination of laboratory performance trials and field observations of swimming speed, this study investigated the comparative performance of pectoral and body-caudal fin swimming within an entire assemblage of coral reef fishes (117 species 10 families). Field observations of swimming behaviour identified three primary modes: labriform (pectoral 70...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Coral Reefs
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-007-0195-0


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