• Biology
  • Published 1988

BIOMECHANICS OF FROG SWIMMING I. ESTIMATION OF THE PROPULSIVE FORCE GENERATED BY HYMENOCHIRUS BOETTGERI

@inproceedings{Gl1988BIOMECHANICSOF,
  title={BIOMECHANICS OF FROG SWIMMING I. ESTIMATION OF THE PROPULSIVE FORCE GENERATED BY HYMENOCHIRUS BOETTGERI},
  author={Julianna M. G{\'a}l and Robert W. Blake},
  year={1988}
}
Cine films were used to study swimming in the frog, Hymenochirus boettgeri (Tornier) during near-vertical breathing excursions. The animals generally decelerated during hindlimb flexion (recovery phase) and accelerated throughout hindlimb extension (power phase). Body velocity patterns of frogs are distinct from those of other drag-based paddlers, such as angelfish and water boatman, where the body is accelerated and decelerated within the power stroke phase. The propulsive force, estimated for… CONTINUE READING

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