• Medicine, Biology
  • Published in The Biological bulletin 2001
  • DOI:10.2307/1543081

Three-dimensional analysis of finlet kinematics in the chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus).

@article{Nauen2001ThreedimensionalAO,
  title={Three-dimensional analysis of finlet kinematics in the chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus).},
  author={Jennifer C. Nauen and George V. Lauder},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={200 1},
  pages={
          9-19
        }
}
Finlets, which are small non-retractable fins located on the body margins between the second dorsal and anal fins and the caudal fin of scombrid fishes, have been hypothesized to improve swimming performance. The kinematics of three posterior finlets of the chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus, were examined using three-dimensional measurement techniques to test hypotheses on finlet rigidity and function during steady swimming. Finlet bending and finlet planar orientation to the xz, yz, and xy… CONTINUE READING

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