Mechanics of propulsion by multiple fins: kinematics of aquatic locomotion in the burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfi)

@article{Arreola1996MechanicsOP,
  title={Mechanics of propulsion by multiple fins: kinematics of aquatic locomotion in the burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfi)},
  author={Veronica I. Arreola and M. Westneat},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={263},
  pages={1689 - 1696}
}
Locomotion in tetraodontiform fishes (puffers and relatives) involves the use of multiple fins for propulsion during swimming. A variety of tertraodontiform swimming modes have been defined, but the contributions of pectoral, dorsal, anal, and caudal fins to the propulsion in these fish remain largely unknown. We used video analysis to study swimming behaviour of the striped burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfi). Burrfish swam in a flow tank at speeds of 0.5–6.3 standard body lengths per second… Expand

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