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Table 2.

Masses of the major bluegill sunfish pectoral girdle muscles

MuscleMass (g)Mass as % of body mass
Lateral   
   Abductor superficialis* 0.444±0.026 0.32±0.02 
   Abductor profundus* 0.250±0.022 0.19±0.03 
   Arrector ventralis 0.200±0.025 0.15±0.02 
Medial   
   Adductor superficialis, posterior dorsal 0.176±0.02 0.13±0.02 
   Adductor superficialis, ventral 0.140±0.039 0.07±0.01 
   Adductor profundus* 0.464±0.073 0.34±0.01 
   Arrector dorsalis* 0.064±0.013 0.05±0.01 
   Adductor radialis 0.070±0.017 0.05±0.01 
Total muscle mass 1.816±0.160 1.28±0.08 
Total body mass 141.4±12.6  
MuscleMass (g)Mass as % of body mass
Lateral   
   Abductor superficialis* 0.444±0.026 0.32±0.02 
   Abductor profundus* 0.250±0.022 0.19±0.03 
   Arrector ventralis 0.200±0.025 0.15±0.02 
Medial   
   Adductor superficialis, posterior dorsal 0.176±0.02 0.13±0.02 
   Adductor superficialis, ventral 0.140±0.039 0.07±0.01 
   Adductor profundus* 0.464±0.073 0.34±0.01 
   Arrector dorsalis* 0.064±0.013 0.05±0.01 
   Adductor radialis 0.070±0.017 0.05±0.01 
Total muscle mass 1.816±0.160 1.28±0.08 
Total body mass 141.4±12.6  

Values are means ± s.e.m. (N=5). Muscle power measurements were made for the two muscles shown in bold type

*

Muscles whose likely primary role is the production of positive power during fin abduction and adduction(Drucker and Jensen, 1997; Westneat and Walker, 1997; Lauder et al., 2006)

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