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prashantakerkar prashantakerkar
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Can Fish perform Backstroke similar to Humans?

Can Fish swim only in forward motion and not reverse?

Can there be any fish species which can perform backstroke?

If No, Why?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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bio_manbio_man
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Not backstroke, BUT the triggerfish triggerfish can swim backwards and forwards. They usually get around using only their top and bottom fins. It can also swim without using its tail:

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A month ago Edited: A month ago, prashantakerkar
Thanks.

How Backstroke is different from reverse or backward?

Car in reverse gear is similar to Backstroke?


Post Merge: A month ago

Thanks.

Why Fish (Anatomy) cannot perform Backstroke similar to Humans (Anatomy)?



Prashant S Akerkar
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A month ago
How Backstroke is different from reverse or backward?

Backstroke is a swimming technique used to swim forward. It can also be adjusted to swim backwards, but it looks really awkward:

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A month ago Edited: A month ago, prashantakerkar
Thank you.

But Why Fish (Anatomy) cannot perform Backstroke similar to Humans ?

Humans have two hands, two legs.
Fish have fins. Fish swim forward but cannot perform backstroke.

Can Fishes answer to our question? We have to analyse why they cannot perform Backstroke?

What changes in the Fish anatomy will allow the fishes to perform Backstroke?

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Prashant S Akerkar


Post Merge: A month ago

Thanks.

One more example.

Crocodile.

Why crocodile cannot perform backstroke?

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Prashant S Akerkar


Prashant S Akerkar
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A month ago
Fish anatomy largely differs from that of a human. Our arms are attached to our shoulders. Fish swim by flexing their bodies and tail back and forth.
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A month ago Edited: A month ago, prashantakerkar
Thanks.

What changes in the Fish anatomy would have
helped the fish to perform backstroke?

Regarding Crocodile,What changes in the Crocodile anatomy would have
helped the Crocodile to perform backstroke?

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Prashant S Akerkar
Post Merge: A month ago

Thanks.

I mean we change the structure of the Fish and Crocodile.

By changing the structure, Will this assist the Fish and the Crocodile to perform Backstroke?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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Thanks.

Fish fins pdf reference.

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Prashant S Akerkar


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Thanks.

Crocodile science reference pdf

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Prashant S Akerkar
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Prashant S Akerkar
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A month ago Edited: A month ago, prashantakerkar
Thanks.

I mean the Fish & Crocodile are performing Backstroke exactly similar to Humans in Olympics games - Swimming.

Example: Michael Phelps, USA performing Backstroke.

We have to make some changes in Fish & Crocodile anatomy so that they perform Backstroke.

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Prashant S Akerkar
Post Merge: A month ago

Thanks.

Many more examples.

Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Giraffe, Bear, Horse, Cow, Monkey etc who have four legs but no arms.

Humans have two arms and two legs.
Humans do not have four legs.

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Prashant S Akerkar 
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Thanks.

References: Origin of Species - Charles Darwin.

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Prashant S Akerkar
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Prashant S Akerkar
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Thanks.

Pictures / Sketches of the below species after structural (anatomy) changes.

Crocodile with two arms and two legs.
Lion with two arms and two legs.
Tiger with two arms and two legs.
Horse with two arms and two legs.
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Similar to Human.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
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