Pectoral fin locomotion in the striped surfperch. II. Scaling swimming kinematics and performance at a gait transition

@article{Drucker1996PectoralFL,
  title={Pectoral fin locomotion in the striped surfperch. II. Scaling swimming kinematics and performance at a gait transition},
  author={Drucker and F V Jensen},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={199 Pt 10},
  pages={2243-52}
}
In this study, we report the first allometric equations relating gait parameters and swimming speed to body size for fish employing pectoral fin locomotion. Comparisons of locomotor kinematics and performance among striped surfperch (Teleostei: Embiotocidae) are made at the pectoral­caudal gait transition speed (Up-c). Up-c is considered to elicit physiologically equivalent levels of exercise in animals varying over 100-fold in body mass (Mb) by virtue of dynamically similar pectoral fin… CONTINUE READING