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Burst swimming of alligators alligator mississippiensis and the effect of temperature

Burst swimming of alligators alligator mississippiensis and the effect of temperature

Journal of Herpetology 19(4): 450-458

ISSN/ISBN: 0022-1511

The swimming speed of alligators, like the locomotory speeds of many ectotherms, is significantly affected by temperature. However, temperature also affects alligators' swimming behavior. The effect of temperature on swimming speed appears to be partly the result of direct effects of temperature on muscle performance and effects of temperature on swimming behavior.

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