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Body Form, Locomotion and Foraging in Aquatic Vertebrates
Four functional categories are denned to embrace the range of locomotor diversity of aquatic vertebrates; (1) body/caudal fin (BCF) periodic propulsion where locomotor movements repeat, as occurs in
Form and Function in Fish Swimming
  • P. Webb
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 July 1984
The swimming energetics of trout. II. Oxygen consumption and swimming efficiency.
  • P. Webb
  • Environmental Science
    The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1 October 1971
TLDR
Consideration of the efficiency values for the caudal propeller calculated here, and those predicted by Lighthill9s (1969) model of fish propulsion, suggest that the efficiency of the propeller system will reach an optimum value at the maximum cruising speeds of most fish, and will remain close to this value at spring speeds.
Fast-start Performance and Body Form in Seven Species of Teleost Fish
  • P. Webb
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 June 1978
Fast-start kinematics and performance were determined for Etheostoma caeruleum, Cottus cognatus, Notropis cornutus, Lepomis macrochirus, Perca flavescens, Salmo gairdneri and a hybrid Esox sp. at an
Locomotor Patterns in the Evolution of Actinopterygian Fishes
SYNOPSIS. Locomotor adaptations in actinopterygian fishes are described for (a) caudal propulsion, used in cruising and sprint swimming, acceleration, and fast turns and (b) median and paired fin
The effect of size on the fast-start performance of rainbow trout Salmo cairdneri, and a consideration of piscivorous predator-prey interactions.
  • P. Webb
  • Environmental Science
    The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1976
TLDR
It is concluded that the outcome of an interaction is likely to depend on reaction times of interacting fish responding to manoeuvres initiated by the predator or prey, and the predator reaction time and predator error in responses to unpredictable prey manoeuvre are required for prey escape.
THE EFFECT OF SIZE AND SWIMMING SPEED ON LOCOMOTOR KINEMATICS OF RAINBOW TROUT
TLDR
Estimated aerobic efficiency increased with size at the critical swimming speed, implying that muscle efficiency also increases with size, and Froude efficiency was essentially independent of size in fish studied so far.
Functional Locomotor Morphology of Early Life History Stages of Fishes
TLDR
Routine activities of early life history stages of fishes occur in an intermediate hydrodynamic environment, between a zone where drag is linearly dependent on velocity and resistive forces make large contributions to thrust, and a Zone where inertial forces dominate except in the boundary layer immediately adjacent to the body surface.
Power Requirements of Swimming: Do New Methods Resolve Old Questions?1
TLDR
It is suggested the best measures of swimming performance are velocity and power consumption for which 2D inviscid simulations can give realistic predictions.
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