Locomotion at-1.0 degrees C: burst swimming performance of five species of Antarctic fish

Franklin, C. E., Wilson, R. S. and Davison, W. (2003) Locomotion at-1.0 degrees C: burst swimming performance of five species of Antarctic fish. Journal of Thermal Biology, 28 1: 59-65. doi:10.1016/S0306-4565(02)00037-2


Author Franklin, C. E.
Wilson, R. S.
Davison, W.
Title Locomotion at-1.0 degrees C: burst swimming performance of five species of Antarctic fish
Journal name Journal of Thermal Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-4565
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0306-4565(02)00037-2
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 65
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
270604 Comparative Physiology
771103 Living resources (flora and fauna)
Abstract We investigated the burst swimming performance of five species of Antarctic fish at -1.0degreesC. The species studied belonged to the suborder, Notothenioidei, and from the families, Nototheniidae and Bathydraconidae. Swimming performance of the fish was assessed over the initial 300 ms of a startle response using surgically attached miniature accelerometers. Escape responses in all fish consisted of a C-type fast start; consisting of an initial pronounced bending of the body into a C-shape, followed by one or more complete tail-beats and an un-powered glide. We found significant differences in the swimming performance of the five species of fish examined, with average maximum swimming velocities (U-max) ranging from 0.91 to 1.39 m s(-1) and maximum accelerations (A(max)) ranging from 10.6 to 15.6 m s(-2). The cryopelagic species, Pagothenia borchgrevinki, produced the fastest escape response, reaching a U-max and A(max) of 1.39 m s(-1) and 15.6 m s(-2), respectively. We also compared the body shapes of each fish species with their measures of maximum burst performance. The dragonfish, Gymnodraco acuticeps, from the family Bathdraconidae, did not conform to the pattern observed for the other four fish species belonging to the family Nototheniidae. However, we found a negative relationship between buoyancy of the fish species and burst swimming performance. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Biology
Zoology
Swimming Performance
Temperature
Fish
Antarctica
Accelerometer
Buoyancy
Trade-offs
Fast-start Performance
Muscle Power Output
Pike Esox-lucius
Pagothenia-borchgrevinki
Myoxocephalus-scorpius
Temperature Adaptation
Contractile Properties
Thermal-dependence
Escape Responses
Marine Fish
Q-Index Code C1

 
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