Fast-starts are brief, sudden accelerations used by fish during predator­prey encounters. The kinematics and performance of fish during fast-start manoeuvres have received a lot of attention since they may determine the outcome of predator­prey interactions in terms of feeding success or survival. We will discuss recent progress on (1) the kinematics of escape responses and feeding strikes, (2) the fast-start performance of species with different body morphologies and from different habitats, and (3) the functional significance of fast-start kinematics and performance within the context of predator­prey interactions.
Skip Nav Destination
JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 April 1997
The kinematics and performance of fish fast-start swimming
Online Issn: 1477-9145
Print Issn: 0022-0949
J Exp Biol (1997) 200 (8): 1165–1178.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
P Domenici, R Blake; The kinematics and performance of fish fast-start swimming. J Exp Biol 1 April 1997; 200 (8): 1165–1178. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.200.8.1165
Download citation file: