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2020, in press. **Cohen KE, **Crawford CH, Hernandez LP, G Beckert M, Nadler JH, Flammang BE. Sucker with a fat lip: the soft tissues underlying the viscoelastic grip of remora adhesion. Journal of Anatomy

2020. **Cohen KE, Flammang BE, **Crawford CH, Hernandez LP. Knowing when to stick: touch receptors found in the remora adhesive disc. Royal Society Open Science 7: 190990. PDF

2019. **Gamel KM, **Garner AM, Flammang BE. Bioinspired remora adhesive disc offers insight into evolution. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 14 056014. PDF

2019. Crofts SB, *Shehata R, Flammang BE. Flexibility of heterocercal tails: what can the functional morphology of shark tails tell us about ichthyosaur swimming? Integrative Organismal Biology 1(1):obz002 PDF

2018. **Cohen KE, Hernandez LP, **Crawford CH, Flammang BE. Channeling vorticity: Modeling the filter-feeding mechanism in silver carp using ┬ÁCT and 3D PIV. Journal of Experimental Biology 221 jeb183350. PDF JEB Outstanding Paper Prize shortlist

2017. Flammang BE, Tangorra JL, **Mignano AP, Lauder GV. Building a fish: the biology and engineering behind an autonomous underwater vehicle. MTS Journal 51(5):15-22. PDF

2017. Flammang BE, Kenaley C. Remora cranial vein morphology and its functional implications for attachment. Scientific Reports 7:5915. PDF Supplementary Material Interactive Model

2017. **Seth D, Flammang BE, Lauder GV, Tangorra JL. Development of a vortex generator to perturb fish locomotion. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:959-963. PDF

2016. **Beckert M, Flammang BE, Nadler JH. A model of interfacial permeability for soft seals in marine-organism, suction-based adhesion. MRS Advances 1(36):2531-2543. PDF

2016. **Beckert M, Flammang BE, Anderson EJ, Nadler JH. Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics of an attached remora (Echeneis naucrates). Zoology 119(5):430-438. PDF

2016. Flammang BE, Lauder GV. Functional morphology and hydrodynamics of backward swimming of bluegill sunfish. Zoology 119(5):414-420. PDF

2016. Flammang BE, Suvarnaraksha A, *Markiewicz J, Soares D. Tetrapod-like pelvic girdle in a walking cavefish. Scientific Reports 6:23711. PDF, Supplementary Video 1, Supplementary Video 2, Supplementary Video 3, Interactive Model

2015. **Beckert M, Flammang BE, Nadler JH. Remora fish suction pad attachment is enhanced by spinule friction. Journal of Experimental Biology 218(22):3551-3558. PDF

2014. Kenaley CP, *Stote A, Flammang BE. Morphological basis of labriform sculling in the deep-sea Bigscale Scopelogadus beanii (Percomorpha: Beryciformes). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461:297-305. PDF

2014. *Youngerman E, Flammang BE, Lauder GV. Locomotion of freely-swimming ghost knifefish: anal fin function during four behaviors. Zoology 117(5):337-348. PDF

2014. Flammang BE. The fish tail as a derivation from axial musculoskeletal anatomy: an integrative analysis of functional morphology. Zoology 117(1):86-92. PDF

2013. Flammang BE and Lauder GV. Pectoral fins aid in navigation of a complex environment by bluegill sunfish under sensory deprivation conditions. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216:3084-3089. PDF Supplemental video

2013. Flammang BE, Alben S, Madden PGA, Lauder GV. Functional morphology of the fin rays of teleost fishes. Journal of Morphology 274(9):1044-1059. PDF

2012. **Kahn Jr. JC, Flammang BE, Tangorra JL. Hover kinematics and distributed pressure sensing for force control of biorobotic fins. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS):1460-1466. PDF

2012. Lauder GV, Flammang BE, Alben S. Passive robotic models of propulsion by the bodies and caudal fins of fish. Integrative and Comparative Biology 52(5):576-587. PDF cover

2012. **Esposito CJ, Tangorra JL, Flammang BE, Lauder GV. A robotic fish caudal fin: effects of stiffness and motor program on locomotor performance. The Journal of Experimental Biology 215(1):56-67. PDF Supplemental video

2011. Flammang BE, Porter ME. Bioinspiration: Applying mechanical design to experimental biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51(1):128-132. PDF

2011. Flammang BE, Lauder GV, Troolin DR, Strand TE. Volumetric imaging of shark tail hydrodynamics reveals a three-dimensional dual-ring vortex wake structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278(1725):3670-3678. PDF, Movie S1, Movie S2, add'l Video

2011. Flammang BE, Lauder GV, Troolin DR, Strand TE. Volumetric imaging of fish locomotion. Biology Letters 7:695-698. PDF, Supplement

2011. Flammang BE, Ebert DA, Cailliet GM. Intraspecific and interspecific spatial distribution of three eastern North Pacific catshark species and their egg cases (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae). Museum of Comparative Zoology Breviora 525:1-18. PDF

2010. Flammang BE. Functional morphology of the radialis muscle in shark tails. Journal of Morphology 271(3):340-352. PDF

2009. Flammang BE, Lauder GV. Caudal fin shape modulation and control during acceleration, braking, and backing maneuvers in bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. The Journal of Experimental Biology 212:277-286. PDF

2009. Flammang BE, Ferry-Graham LA, Rinewalt C, Ardizzone D, Davis C, Trejo T. Prey capture kinematics and four-bar linkages in the bay pipefish, Syngnathus leptorhynchus. Zoology 112:86-96. PDF

2008. Flammang BE, Lauder GV. Speed-dependent intrinsic caudal fin muscle recruitment during steady swimming in bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. The Journal of Experimental Biology 211:587-598. PDF

2008. Flammang BE, Ebert DA, Cailliet GM. Reproductive biology of deep-sea catsharks (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) of the eastern North Pacific. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81:35-49. PDF

2008. Van Wassenbergh S, Strother JA, Flammang BE, Ferry-Graham LA, Aerts P. Extremely fast prey capture in pipefish is powered by elastic recoil. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 5:285-296. PDF

2007. Flammang BE, Ebert DA, Cailliet GM. Egg cases of the genus Apristurus (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae): Phylogenetic and ecological implications. Zoology 110:308-317. PDF