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The modes of animal locomotion are diverse. Most animal phyla irclude species
that swirn. On land and in the sediments on the floor of the sea and lakes,
animals crawl, walk, run, or hop. Active fl'ght (in contrast to gliding downQ. '*< 'ard
Swimming is the most energyefficient mode of locomotion (assuming that an
animal is special"zed for swirrming). And if we were to compare the energy
consun*ptior per m'nute rather than per lT'eter, we would find that flying anirna s
use rnore ...
In any mode, a small animal expends more energy per kilogram of body mass
than a large animal. Concept Check 49.7 1. Contrast sw'mming and flying 'n
terms of the main problems they pose and the adaptations that allow ar'ma|s to ...
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