Philip J Motta

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Scale morphology and flexibility in the shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus and the blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus
    Philip Motta
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
    J Morphol 273:1096-110. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Feeding anatomy, filter-feeding rate, and diet of whale sharks Rhincodon typus during surface ram filter feeding off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
    Philip J Motta
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 113:199-212. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Feeding biomechanics and theoretical calculations of bite force in bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) during ontogeny
    Maria L Habegger
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33613, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 115:354-64. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Functional morphology of the feeding apparatus, feeding constraints, and suction performance in the nurse shark Ginglymostoma cirratum
    Philip J Motta
    Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
    J Morphol 269:1041-55. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Scaling of bite force in the blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus
    Daniel R Huber
    Department of Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, SCA 110, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 109:109-19. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Bite force and performance in the durophagous bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo
    Kyle R Mara
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 313:95-105. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Prey capture behavior and kinematics of the Atlantic cownose ray, Rhinoptera bonasus
    Desirée E Sasko
    Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33620, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 109:171-81. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Biology meets engineering: the structural mechanics of fossil and extant shark teeth
    Lisa B Whitenack
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
    J Morphol 272:169-79. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) switch feeding modalities in response to sensory deprivation
    Jayne M Gardiner
    Department of Biology, SCA 110, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 115:78-83. 2012
  10. pmc Multisensory integration and behavioral plasticity in sharks from different ecological niches
    Jayne M Gardiner
    University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology, Tampa, Florida, United States of America Mote Marine Laboratory, Center for Shark Research, Sarasota, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e93036. 2014

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. doi request reprint Scale morphology and flexibility in the shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus and the blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus
    Philip Motta
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
    J Morphol 273:1096-110. 2012
    ..The combination of a long crown length to short base length facilitates pivoting of the scales. Erection of flank scales and resulting drag reduction is hypothesized to be passively driven by localized flow patterns over the skin...
  2. doi request reprint Feeding anatomy, filter-feeding rate, and diet of whale sharks Rhincodon typus during surface ram filter feeding off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
    Philip J Motta
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 113:199-212. 2010
    ..A feeding mechanism utilizing cross-flow filtration of plankton is described, allowing the sharks to ingest plankton that is smaller than the mesh while reducing clogging of the filtering apparatus...
  3. doi request reprint Feeding biomechanics and theoretical calculations of bite force in bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) during ontogeny
    Maria L Habegger
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33613, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 115:354-64. 2012
    ..Lastly, we discuss the ecological significance of positive allometry in bite force as a possible "performance gain" early in the life history of C. leucas...
  4. ncbi request reprint Functional morphology of the feeding apparatus, feeding constraints, and suction performance in the nurse shark Ginglymostoma cirratum
    Philip J Motta
    Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
    J Morphol 269:1041-55. 2008
    ..Prey capture may be facilitated by foraging within reef confines and close to the substrate, which can enhance the effective suction distance, or by foraging at night when it can more closely approach prey...
  5. ncbi request reprint Scaling of bite force in the blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus
    Daniel R Huber
    Department of Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, SCA 110, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 109:109-19. 2006
    ..The positively allometric increase in theoretical bite force may be associated with numerous other selective pressures including maintenance of an apical position within the ecosystem...
  6. doi request reprint Bite force and performance in the durophagous bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo
    Kyle R Mara
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 313:95-105. 2010
    ..Blue crab fracture forces (30.0-490.0 N) range well above the maximum bite force of S. tiburo, suggesting that prey material properties functionally constrain dietary ecology to some degree...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prey capture behavior and kinematics of the Atlantic cownose ray, Rhinoptera bonasus
    Desirée E Sasko
    Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33620, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 109:171-81. 2006
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  8. doi request reprint Biology meets engineering: the structural mechanics of fossil and extant shark teeth
    Lisa B Whitenack
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
    J Morphol 272:169-79. 2011
    ..While this wear will not affect the general structural strength of the tooth, tooth replacement may also serve to keep ahead of damage caused by fatigue that may lead to eventual tooth failure...
  9. doi request reprint Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) switch feeding modalities in response to sensory deprivation
    Jayne M Gardiner
    Department of Biology, SCA 110, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 115:78-83. 2012
    ..These results suggest that the ability to modulate feeding behavior may allow animals to not only exploit a broader breadth of prey items, but also to be capable of doing so in a wider variety of environments...
  10. pmc Multisensory integration and behavioral plasticity in sharks from different ecological niches
    Jayne M Gardiner
    University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology, Tampa, Florida, United States of America Mote Marine Laboratory, Center for Shark Research, Sarasota, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e93036. 2014
    ..The results may be applicable to aquatic hunting in general and, with appropriate modification, to other types of animal behavior. ..
  11. doi request reprint Young's modulus and hardness of shark tooth biomaterials
    Lisa B Whitenack
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL, United States
    Arch Oral Biol 55:203-9. 2010
    ..This may be due to differences in microanatomy and chemical composition, however this needs to be studied in greater detail...
  12. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the bite force and mechanical design of the feeding mechanism of the durophagous horn shark Heterodontus francisci
    Daniel R Huber
    Department of Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Avenue, SCA 110, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:3553-71. 2005
    ..Measuring bite force on restrained sharks appears to be the best indicator of maximum bite force. The large bite forces and robust molariform dentition of H. francisci correspond to its consumption of hard prey...
  13. doi request reprint The morphology of the cephalic lobes and anterior pectoral fins in six species of batoids
    Samantha Mulvany
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    J Morphol 274:1070-83. 2013
    ..The maneuverable cephalic lobes taking on the role of feeding may have allowed the switch to oscillatory locomotion and hence, a more pelagic lifestyle...
  14. ncbi request reprint Anatomy and functional morphology of the feeding apparatus of the lesser electric ray, Narcine brasiliensis (Elasmobranchii: Batoidea)
    Mason N Dean
    Department of Biology, SCA 110, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
    J Morphol 262:462-83. 2004
    ..The highly protrusible jaw of N. brasiliensis is a versatile and maneuverable feeding apparatus well-suited for the animal's benthic feeding lifestyle...