Ontogeny of form and function: Locomotor morphology and drag in zebrafish (Danio rerio)

  title={Ontogeny of form and function: Locomotor morphology and drag in zebrafish (Danio rerio)},
  author={M. McHenry and G. Lauder},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  • M. McHenry, G. Lauder
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • Many fish species transform in body shape during growth, but it remains unclear how this influences the mechanics of locomotion. Therefore, the present study focused on understanding how drag generation during coasting is affected by ontogenetic changes in the morphology of zebrafish (Danio rerio). The shapes of the body and fins were measured from photographs of fish ranging in size from small larvae to mature adults and these morphometrics were compared to drag coefficients calculated from… CONTINUE READING
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