Authors: HÜSEYİN ÖZBİLGİN, MURAT PEHLİVAN, FATİH BAŞARAN
Abstract: Maximum swimming speed of red mullet (Mullus barbatus) and annular sea bream (Diplodus annularis) was estimated based on muscle twitch experiments. The maximum estimated speed of red mullet (mean length: 16.9 cm) was 3.14 m/s (18.6 bl/s) at 26 °C. At 20 °C the maximum estimated speed of annular sea bream (mean length: 11.5 cm) was 1.92 m/s (16.7 bl/s). Maximum swimming speed of annular sea bream decreased as the temperature decreased.
Keywords: Red mullet, annular sea bream, maximum speed, muscle contraction, temperature
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