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Keywords: Gomphosus variusClose
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (19): 2997–3008.
Published: 1 October 2002
... with the flapping aquatic flight of the bird wrasse Gomphosus varius . For this computational work, we used the geometry of the wrasse and its pectoral fin,and previously measured fin kinematics, as the starting points for computational investigation of three-dimensional (3-D) unsteady fluid dynamics. We performed...
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (2): 177–187.
Published: 15 January 2002
... with natural variation, we compared the steady swimming performance (critical swimming speed) of four species of labrid fish ( Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis , Pseudocheilinus octotaenia , Gomphosus varius and Halichoeres bivittatus ) selected to form two pairs of closely related species that vary in fin shape...
J Exp Biol (1997) 200 (13): 1881–1893.
Published: 1 July 1997
... locomotion kinematics electromyography bird wrasse Gomphosus varius Labridae biomechanics pectoral fin Many fishes use their pectoral fins as the primary propulsors for aquatic locomotion. The mechanism of force generation by the pectoral fins reflects a hierarchy of design levels ( Westneat...
J Exp Biol (1997) 200 (11): 1549–1569.
Published: 1 January 1997
... swimmers, especially for species that employ an exclusively labriform mode across a broad range of speeds. We present data on pectoral fin locomotion in Gomphosus varius (Labridae), a tropical coral reef fish that uses a lift-based mechanism to fly under water at sustained speeds of 1–6 total body lengths...