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.
ÖZBİLGİN, HÜSEYİN; PEHLİVAN, MURAT; and BAŞARAN, FATİH
"Maximum swimming speed predictions for Mullus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Diplodus annularis (Linnaeus, 1758),"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 35:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol35/iss1/11