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Keywords: thunniform
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (20): 3103–3116.
Published: 15 October 2000
...Jeanine M. Donley; Kathryn A. Dickson ABSTRACT The swimming kinematics of two active pelagic fishes from the family Scombridae were compared to test the hypothesis that the kawakawa tuna ( Euthynnus affinis ) uses the thunniform mode of locomotion, in which the body is held more rigid and undergoes...
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J Exp Biol (1994) 192 (1): 45–59.
Published: 1 July 1994
... length) is 30–60% longer than in other cruise-adapted teleosts such as salmonids. The resulting thunniform swimming mode and the morphological and anatomical adaptations associated with the long propulsive wavelength (e.g. fusiform body shape, rigid vertebral column) act to minimize anterior resistance...