Evaluating the use of ram and suction during prey capture by cichlid fishes.
- P. Wainwright, L. Ferry‐Graham, T. Waltzek, A. M. Carroll, C. D. Hulsey, J. Grubich
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Experimental Biology
- 1 September 2001
Diversity in prey-capture behavior was found to reflect differences among species in the strategy used to approach prey, interpreted as the result of an expected exponential decline in water velocity with distance from the mouth of the suction-feeding predator.
Morphology predicts suction feeding performance in centrarchid fishes
- A. M. Carroll, P. Wainwright, Stephen H Huskey, D. Collar, R. Turingan
- Environmental Science, BiologyJournal of Experimental Biology
- 15 October 2004
A morphological model of force transmission in the fish head was developed and parameterized with measurements from individual fish to reveal a direct trade-off between morphological requirements of feeding on larger prey and the ability to generate subambient pressure while suction feeding on elusive prey.
Muscle activation and strain during suction feeding in the largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides
- A. M. Carroll
- BiologyJournal of Experimental Biology
- 22 February 2004
The shortening velocities measured in this study suggest that the SH actively shortens to generate power during suction feeding, the most common mechanism of prey capture among aquatic vertebrates.
Constitutive Expression of Yes-Associated Protein (Yap) in Adult Skeletal Muscle Fibres Induces Muscle Atrophy and Myopathy
High Yap activity in muscle fibres does not induce fibre hypertrophy nor fibre type changes but instead results in a reversible atrophy and deterioration.
Suction feeding mechanics, performance, and diversity in fishes.
- P. Wainwright, A. M. Carroll, D. Collar, S. Day, T. Higham, R. Holzman
- Environmental ScienceIntegrative and Comparative Biology
- 1 July 2007
The model indicates that the pressure gradient in front of a fish that is feeding by suction, associated with the gradient in water velocity, results in a force on the prey that is larger than drag or acceleration reaction, even when other features of the suction flow are held constant.
Muscle function and power output during suction feeding in largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides.
Functional morphology of prey capture in the sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus
Acipenseriformes are basal actinopterygians with a highly derived cranial morphology that is characterized by an anatomical independence of the jaws from the neurocranium, and have a novel jaw protrusion mechanism, which converts rostral rotation of the hyomandibula into ventral protrusion of the jaw joint.
Ontogeny of suction feeding capacity in snook, Centropomus undecimalis.
- P. Wainwright, Stephen H Huskey, R. Turingan, A. M. Carroll
- BiologyJournal of Experimental Zoology Part A…
- 1 March 2006
The ontogeny of suction feeding performance, as measured by peak suction generating capacity, was studied in the common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, and no scaling was found in peak suctions generated by 12 snook ranging from 94 to 314 mm SL, supporting the prediction from morphology.
Feeding with speed: prey capture evolution in cichilds
- T. Higham, C. Hulsey, O. Říčan, A. M. Carroll
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of Evolutionary Biology
- 1 January 2007
A tight evolutionary coupling between ram speed and maximum gape is predicted to be a positive correlation because the accuracy of a predatory strike goes down with an increase in RS and fish with larger mouths eat larger, more evasive prey.
Feeding muscles scale differently from swimming muscles in sunfish (Centrarchidae)
- A. M. Carroll, Ashley M Ambrose, Terri Anderson, D. Coughlin
- Biology, Environmental ScienceBiology Letters
- 23 April 2009
It is hypothesized that feeding muscles in fishes that feed on evasive prey are under selection to maintain high power output and therefore would not show slower contractile properties with size.