New Insights into Muscle Function during Pivot Feeding in Seahorses

@article{VanWassenbergh2014NewII,
  title={New Insights into Muscle Function during Pivot Feeding in Seahorses},
  author={Sam Van Wassenbergh and B Dries and Anthony Herrel},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2014},
  volume={9}
}
Seahorses, pipefish and their syngnathiform relatives are considered unique amongst fishes in using elastic recoil of post-cranial tendons to pivot the head extremely quickly towards small crustacean prey. It is known that pipefish activate the epaxial muscles for a considerable time before striking, at which rotations of the head and the hyoid are temporarily prevented to allow energy storage in the epaxial tendons. Here, we studied the motor control of this system in seahorses using… Expand
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