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Coris formosa (Labridae) - Eingraben

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Title Coris formosa (Labridae) - Eingraben
Alternative Title Coris formosa (Labridae) - Burrowing
Author Reinboth, Rudolf
DOI 10.3203/IWF/E-1597
IWF Signature E 1597
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1971
Language Silent film
Producer IWF
Production Year 1968

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IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, 36 m ; SW, 3 1/2 min

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Subject Area Life Sciences
Abstract Dieser Lippfisch aus dem Indopazifik gräbt seinen kompressen Körper durch Schlängelbewegungen in den Boden ein, wobei mit Rücken- und Afterflosse eine Körperrinne gebildet wird.
The Indopacific Coris formosa (Benn.) belongs to those wrasses which bury in sandy bottom during night-time. The movie shows the extremely rapid hiding movement at normal speed (24 f/s) and with slow motion pictures (500 f/s). The burying is accompanied by strong wriggling movements of the much compressed body. All fins participate actively in the digging process. During this anal and dorsal fin can be moved laterally so far out of their median plane that temporarily a groove is formed. Its bottom is constituted by one or the other side of the fish's body whereas the median fins are functioning as rims.
Keywords Lippfisch
Coris formosa
Graben / Pisces
digging / Pisces
burrowing / Pisces
Coris formosa
queen coris

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