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27. Flammang B.E., Tangorra J.L., Mignanao A.P., Lauder G.V. (2017) Building a fish: the biology and engineering behind an autonomous underwater vehicle. MTS Journal 51(5):15-22. PDF

26. Flammang B.E. (2017) Remora cranial vein morphology and its functional implications for attachment. Scientific Reports 7:5915. PDF Supplementary Material Interactive Model

25. **Seth D., Flammang B.E., Lauder G.V., Tangorra J.L. (2017) Development of a vortex generator to perturb fish locomotion. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:959-963. PDF

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

23. **Beckert, M., Flammang, B.E., Anderson, E.J., Nadler, J.H. (2016) Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics of an attached remora (Echeneis naucrates). Zoology 119(5):430-438. PDF

22. Flammang, B.E., Lauder, G.V. (2016) Functional morphology and hydrodynamics of backward swimming of bluegill sunfish. Zoology 119(5):414-420. PDF

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

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

19. Kenaley C.P., *Stote A., Flammang B.E. (2014) 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

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

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

16. Flammang, B.E. and Lauder, G.V. (2013) 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

15. Flammang, B.E., Alben, S., Madden, P.G.A., Lauder, G.V. (2013) Functional morphology of the fin rays of teleost fishes. Journal of Morphology 274(9):1044-1059. PDF

14. **Kahn, Jr., J.C., Flammang, B.E., Tangorra, J.L. (2012) 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

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

12. **Esposito, C.J., Tangorra, J.L., Flammang, B.E., Lauder, G.V. (2012) 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

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

10. Flammang, B.E., Lauder, G.V., Troolin, D.R., Strand, T.E. (2011) 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

9. Flammang, B.E., Lauder, G.V., Troolin, D.R., Strand, T.E. (2011) Volumetric imaging of fish locomotion. Biology Letters 7:695-698. PDF, Supplement

8. Flammang, B.E., Ebert, D.A., Cailliet, G.M. (2011) 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

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

6. Flammang, B.E., Lauder, G.V. (2009) 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

5. Flammang, B.E., Ferry-Graham, L.A., Rinewalt, C., Ardizzone, D., Davis, C., Trejo, T. (2009) Prey capture kinematics and four-bar linkages in the bay pipefish, Syngnathus leptorhynchus. Zoology 112:86-96. PDF

4. Flammang, B.E., Lauder, G.V. (2008) Speed-dependent intrinsic caudal fin muscle recruitment during steady swimming in bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. The Journal of Experimental Biology 211:587-598. PDF

3. Flammang, B.E., Ebert, D.A., Cailliet, G.M. (2008) Reproductive biology of deep-sea catsharks (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) of the eastern North Pacific. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81:35-49. PDF

2. Van Wassenbergh, S., Strother, J.A., Flammang, B.E., Ferry-Graham, L.A., Aerts, P. (2008) Extremely fast prey capture in pipefish is powered by elastic recoil. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 5:285-296. PDF

1. Flammang, B.E., Ebert, D.A., Cailliet, G.M. (2007) Egg cases of the genus Apristurus (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae): Phylogenetic and ecological implications. Zoology 110:308-317. PDF