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Fish locomotion: Quiz


Question 1: ________ swim by exerting force against the surrounding water.
FishForage fishFish anatomyPelagic fish

Question 2: ________ use sub-carangiform locomotion.
OncorhynchusBrook troutRainbow troutTrout

Question 3: ________, for example, have a completely different system, and many small fish use their pectoral fins for swimming as well as for steering and dynamic lift.
Whale sharkTetraodontiformesOcean sunfishShark

Question 4: The prevailing type of fish locomotion is swimming in ________.
WaterWater resourcesOxygenEarth

Question 5: It is done using their pectoral fins in a manner similar to the use of wings by aeroplanes and ________.
EnantiornithesArchaeopteryxModern birdsBird

Question 6: To maintain depth some fish increase ________ by means of a gas bladder or by storing oils or lipids.
ForceFluid staticsSurface tensionBuoyancy

Question 7: The vector ________ exerted on the water by such motion cancel out laterally, but generate a net force backwards which in turn pushes the fish forward through the water.
PhysicsClassical mechanicsEnergyForce

Question 8: In some long, slender fish – ________, for example – there is little increase in the amplitude of the flexion wave as it passes along the body.

Question 9: The final group is reserved for the high-speed long-distance swimmers, like ________ (new research shows that the thunniform locomotion is an autapomorphy of the tunas [2]).
Wild fisheriesYellowfin tunaNorthern bluefin tunaTuna

Question 10: Many fishes, particularly eel-shaped fishes such as true eels, ________, and spiny eels, are capable of burrowing through sand or mud.
MolluscaCephalopodMoray eelChordate


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