Analysis of the bite force and mechanical design of the feeding mechanism of the durophagous horn shark Heterodontus francisci.

@article{Huber2005AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the bite force and mechanical design of the feeding mechanism of the durophagous horn shark Heterodontus francisci.},
  author={Daniel Robert Huber and Thomas G. Eason and Robert E. Hueter and Philip Jay Motta},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={208 Pt 18},
  pages={3553-71}
}
Three-dimensional static equilibrium analysis of the forces generated by the jaw musculature of the horn shark Heterodontus francisci was used to theoretically estimate the maximum force distributions and loadings on its jaws and suspensorium during biting. Theoretical maximum bite force was then compared with bite forces measured (1) voluntarily in situ, (2) in restrained animals and (3) during electrical stimulation of the jaw adductor musculature of anesthetized sharks. Maximum theoretical… CONTINUE READING
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