The critical swimming speed of Iberian barbel Barbus bocagei in relation to size and sex
The swimming capacity of Barbus bocagei was measured with the critical swimming speed (Ucrit) standard test in a modified Blažka-type swim tunnel. Sixty B. bocagei were tested and they exhibited a mean ±s.d. Ucrit of 0·81 ± 0·11 m s−1 or 3·1 ± 0·86 total lengths per second (LT s−1). Sex had no effect on Ucrit but significant differences were found between the swimming performance of fish with distinct sizes.
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