Title

Swimming performance of adult sea lamprey, (Petromyzon marinus), in relation to weight and temperature

Authors

F WH Beamish

Publication Date

1978

Keywords

adult, lamprey, sea lamprey, swimming, swimming performance, swimming speeds

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Abstract

Distance (m) sea lampreys, (Petromyzon marinus), swam increased with weight (2.4-106.9 g) but at a decreasing acceleration for a fixed velocity and temperature. Distance declinedwith increase in swimming speed between 20-60 cm/sec at a decreasing acceleration. Thegreatest distance was recorded for the largest lampreys at the lowest swimming speeds. Distanceincreased with temperature between 5-15 C. Performance of sea lampreys was less than that forteleosts which may be related to differences in their morphology.

Pages

355-358

Volume

103

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