Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Body Size and Swimming Types in Carp Larvae; Effects of Being Small

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Netherlands Journal of Zoology
For more content, see Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (Vol 1-17) and Animal Biology (Vol 53 and onwards).

The viscosity of water is a major hydrodynamic force and especially important for tiny objects (on or below a mm scale) moving at low speeds. Fish larvae between 4.8 and 8.1 mm total length (TL) are of intermediate size. During their growth the flow while swimming becomes dominated by inertial instead of viscosity forces. The present paper presents changes in beat frequency, wave speed, absolute speed, distance covered per swimming cycle and the distribution of body curvature along the trunk during larval growth. Just hatched larvae show only one type of swimming but further types develop during growth. Early wriggling (resistive) swimming is rapidly replaced by beating with tail and tail fin suggesting the increasing dominance of inertial hydrodynamic forces. Similar movements as in the 4.8 mm larvae are found in the first body wave of bigger larvae thus strengthening the hypothesis of the changing relationship between viscosity effects and swimming motion with size.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Animal Sciences, Experimental Zoology Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Marijkeweg 40, 6709 PG Wageningen, The Netherlands


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Netherlands Journal of Zoology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation