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- Moran, Clinton J., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Comparative biochemistry and physiology 2019 v.227 pp. 172-178
- Tautogolabrus adspersus; acclimation; cold; dormancy; fish; gait; habitats; latitude; locomotion; muscle contraction; muscles; overwintering; swimming; temperature; tetanus; winter
- ... Winter quiescence in fishes is not uncommon, however understanding the mechanisms that cause dormancy are poorly understood. This study highlights the physiological stress temperature places on locomotor musculature and its consequences on whole organism locomotion. Cunner and tautog experience temperatures ranging from 0 to 25 °C and enter dormancy at ~10 °C. We aimed to address the question: how ...
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- Aquatic ecology 2018 v.52 no.4 pp. 311-322
- Lepomis macrochirus; case studies; diet; ecotypes; energy; fish; foraging; habitats; littoral zone; locomotion; polyphenism; swimming; tail
- ... A variety of fish species show habitat-related variation in traits associated with swimming performance and foraging behavior. This commonly manifests as a distinction between open water and shallow water littoral ecotypes. In bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus), open water fish exhibit greater energy economy and speed during sustained locomotion than those from the littoral, whereas littoral f ...