Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus synchronize pectoral fin motion and opercular pumping

Abstract

The relative timing between operculum and pectoral fin motion was examined in swimming bluegill Lepomis macrochirus to determine if respiratory fluid flows from the operculum might have an effect on flow over the pectoral fin. Five bluegill were filmed swimming at speeds from 0 5 to 1 5 body (total) lengths s . The timing of opercular pumping and pectoral… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tytell2007BluegillLM, title={Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus synchronize pectoral fin motion and opercular pumping}, author={Eric D Tytell and Jennifer Karns Alexander}, year={2007} }