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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (Suppl_1): jeb243376.
Published: 8 March 2022
...Ariel L. Camp; Elizabeth L. Brainerd ABSTRACT Suction feeding in ray-finned fishes requires substantial muscle power for fast and forceful prey capture. The axial musculature located immediately behind the head has been long known to contribute some power for suction feeding, but recent XROMM...
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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (2): jeb243096.
Published: 20 January 2022
... Halperin Endowed Professorship Aves Nectarivory Drinking Suction feeding Fluid collection Summary: Nectar-feeding birds employ unique mechanisms to collect minute liquid rewards from floral structures. This Commentary details the three stages of nectar feeding and suggests research...
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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (21): jeb242903.
Published: 29 October 2021
..., whereas locomotor behaviors consistently used higher intensities on the side undergoing muscle shortening. In all epaxial regions, fast-starts used the highest activation intensities, although high-performance suction feeding occasionally showed near-maximal intensity. Finally, active muscle volume...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (1): jeb166074.
Published: 11 January 2018
... predators but towards suction-feeding predators. We suggest that cuttlefish jet-propulsed escape behaviour has evolved to be elicited by the early hydrodynamic disturbances generated during predator encounters, and that the inner ear plays an essential role in the acoustic escape responses. Fig. 3...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (5): 835–840.
Published: 1 March 2013
.... Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2013 Gasterosteus aculeatus suction feeding jaw protrusion Sexual dimorphism – phenotypic divergence between the sexes – is a common and often substantial form of intraspecific phenotypic variation. For example, the West Indies island radiations...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (3): 388–398.
Published: 1 February 2013
... to manually track prey and record their escape response with high temporal and spatial resolution. These recordings demonstrated that prey were more than 3 times more likely to evade a suction-feeding predator if they responded before ( P escape =0.53, N =43), rather than after ( P escape =0.15, N =13...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (21): 3845–3855.
Published: 1 November 2012
...Christopher E. Oufiero; Roi A. Holzman; Forrest A. Young; Peter C. Wainwright SUMMARY Suction feeding is central to prey capture in the vast majority of ray-finned fishes and has been well studied from a detailed, mechanistic perspective. Several major trade-offs are thought to have shaped...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (9): 1456–1463.
Published: 1 May 2012
... velocimetry (DPIV) to compare suction feeding flow dynamics in a representative of each of these clades: goldfish and bluegill. Using DPIV, we contrast the spatial pattern of flow, the temporal relationship between flow and head kinematics, and the contribution of jaw protrusion to the forces exerted on prey...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (24): 4083–4091.
Published: 15 December 2011
... and hyoid when feeding on land. However, these motions differ from those shown by species that naturally feed in both environments and mostly do not seem to be appropriate for terrestrial feeding. For example, more extensive motions of the hyoid are only effective during underwater suction feeding. Emydids...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (7): 1092–1099.
Published: 1 April 2011
...Emily A. Kane; Timothy E. Higham SUMMARY Many mobile animals rely on the integration of locomotion and feeding to capture prey. Fishes commonly swim up to a prey item and utilize a combination of ram and suction feeding for prey capture. Marine cottids represent a diverse and abundant lineage...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (12): 2001–2008.
Published: 15 June 2010
...Carrie A. Carreño; Kiisa C. Nishikawa SUMMARY Inertial suction feeding is the most common method of prey capture among aquatic vertebrates. However, it had been unclear whether the aquatic frogs in the family Pipidae also used inertial suction for prey capture. In this study, we examined feeding...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (21): 3490–3498.
Published: 1 November 2009
... was found at the level of the opercula. At 2.5 ms, the snout started to expand laterally and at 4.8 ms the opercula started to abduct ( Fig. 8 ,lower panel). * Author for correspondence( gert.roos@ua.ac.be ) 14 7 2009 2009 Syngnathidae suction feeding volume changes flow velocity...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (20): 3241–3251.
Published: 15 October 2009
...Andrew M. Carroll; Peter C. Wainwright SUMMARY Energetic analysis of ecologically relevant behaviors can be useful because animals are energetically limited by available muscle mass. In this study we hypothesized that two major determinants of suction feeding performance, the magnitudes of buccal...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (19): 3128–3138.
Published: 1 October 2008
... that the buccal cavity undergoes indicate that, as in teleosts, unsteady flow predominates during suction feeding. Several kinematic variables function together, with great variation over long gape cycles to generate the low subambient pressures used by C. plagiosum to capture prey. * Author...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (16): 2658–2668.
Published: 15 August 2008
... the growth of structures affects biological functions. In the present study, we ask how ontogenetic changes in skull biomechanics affect the ability of bluegill sunfish, a high-performance suction feeder, to produce flow speeds and accelerations during suction feeding. The flow of water in front of the mouth...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (5): 699–708.
Published: 1 March 2008
... on land used biting and suction 89.3%and 10.7% of the time, respectively. Subjects feeding in water used suction and hydraulic jetting 96.3% and 3.7% of the time, respectively. No biting behavior was observed underwater. Suction feeding was characterized by a small gape (2.7±0.85 cm), small gape angle...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (19): 3328–3336.
Published: 1 October 2007
...Roi Holzman; Steven W. Day; Peter C. Wainwright SUMMARY During aquatic suction feeding, the predator opens its mouth and rapidly expands its buccal cavity, generating a flow field external to the mouth. The rapid expansion of the buccal cavity produces high fluid velocities and accelerations...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (17): 3281–3287.
Published: 1 September 2006
...Timothy E. Higham; Steven W. Day; Peter C. Wainwright SUMMARY Suction feeding fish rapidly expand their oral cavity, resulting in a flow of water directed towards the mouth that is accompanied by a drop in pressure inside the buccal cavity. Pressure inside the mouth and fluid speed external...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (14): 2713–2725.
Published: 15 July 2006
...Timothy E. Higham; Steven W. Day; Peter C. Wainwright SUMMARY Suction feeding fish draw prey into the mouth using a flow field that they generate external to the head. In this paper we present a multidimensional perspective on suction feeding performance that we illustrate in a comparative analysis...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (11): 2085–2102.
Published: 1 June 2006
... trial was designated as a suction feeding or biting on prey trial, and neurocranial elevation, hyoid position and gape were quantified to aid in interpreting the strain data. The strains due to suction feeding are different from those observed during biting. Suction feeding results in a fairly...
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