Eye movements are coordinated with pectoral fin beats during locomotion in a marine teleost fish.

  title={Eye movements are coordinated with pectoral fin beats during locomotion in a marine teleost fish.},
  author={Joanna L Mandecki and Paolo Domenici},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={218 Pt 8},
Animals must simultaneously engage multiple functional systems in order to navigate, feed and survive in complex environments. Nearly all vertebrates perform rapid gaze-shifting eye movements called saccades, but we know little about the behaviour of saccades during rhythmic locomotion. This study examined how saccades are coordinated with locomotor movements in a pectoral-fin-propelled teleost fish, Cymatogaster aggregata, the shiner surfperch. Individual fish were filmed swimming in a flow… CONTINUE READING
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