Table 2.

Gap/span ratios for the tail and maximum span of plaice swimming at various heights above the bottom

Swimming on grid
Kinematic variableSwimming on bottom10 mm above bottom50 mm above bottom100 mm above bottom
Gap/span ratio for tail 0.231±0.020 0.372±0.013 1.11±0.029 2.16±0.018
Gap/span ratio for maximum span 0.044±0.020 0.099±0.013 0.443±0.029 0.98±0.018
Swimming on grid
Kinematic variableSwimming on bottom10 mm above bottom50 mm above bottom100 mm above bottom
Gap/span ratio for tail 0.231±0.020 0.372±0.013 1.11±0.029 2.16±0.018
Gap/span ratio for maximum span 0.044±0.020 0.099±0.013 0.443±0.029 0.98±0.018

Values are means ± 2 S.E.M., N=10.

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