Long-axis twisting during locomotion of elongate fishes

  title={Long-axis twisting during locomotion of elongate fishes},
  author={Cassandra M. Donatelli and Adam P. Summers and Eric D. Tytell},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  pages={3632 - 3640}
ABSTRACT Fish live in a complex world and must actively adapt their swimming behavior to a range of environments. Most studies of swimming kinematics focus on two-dimensional properties related to the bending wave that passes from head to tail. However, fish also twist their bodies three dimensionally around their longitudinal axis as the bending wave passes down the body. We measured and characterized this movement, which we call ‘wobble’, in six species of elongate fishes (Anoplarchus… 

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