How small puffers (Teleostei: Tetraodontidae) swim

@article{Plaut2003HowSP,
  title={How small puffers (Teleostei: Tetraodontidae) swim},
  author={I. Plaut and T. Chen},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={50},
  pages={149-153}
}
Abstract The tetraodontiform swimming mode has recently attracted attention because puffers swim very steadily and, unlike most of the other median and paired fin (MPF) swimmers, use more than one pair of fins to propel themselves through the water. To date, only one study presenting data concerning the swimming kinematics of puffers has been published, and this study dealt only with two species of large body size. In the present study, the swimming kinematics of small puffers (<6 cm TL… Expand

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