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The effect of size on the movements of the jaw system during feeding in catfish: a high-speed cineradiographic study

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Dutch title: Het effect van grootte op de bewegingen van het kaaksysteem van katvissen tijdens de voedselopname: een hoge-snelheids cineradiografische studie
Period: January 2003 till December 2006
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Cineradiography; Feeding; Functional morphology; Scaling

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  • Universiteit Antwerpen; Departement Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Functionele Morfologie, more, partner

That size has a major effect on the function of organisms has long been known. Yet, few studies have examined the effects of size on the jaw movements of fish during prey capture. Knowing how size effects movements is essential in comparative studies where often animals of different sizes are compared. As feeding movements in fish are complex and rapid phenomena, these will be examined using high-speed cineradiographic techniques.

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