Mudskipper pectoral fin kinematics in aquatic and terrestrial environments

@article{Pace2009MudskipperPF,
  title={Mudskipper pectoral fin kinematics in aquatic and terrestrial environments},
  author={C. Pace and A. Gibb},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={212},
  pages={2279 - 2286}
}
  • C. Pace, A. Gibb
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
SUMMARY Mudskippers use pectoral fins for their primary mode of locomotion on land and pectoral fins in conjunction with the axial musculature and caudal fin to move in water. We hypothesized that distinct pectoral fin movements enable effective locomotion in each environment. Additionally, we made three functional predictions about fin movements during locomotion on land versus water: the pectoral fin is depressed more on land than in water; the pectoral fin will have greater changes in fin… Expand
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