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Differentiation of courtship songs in parapatric sibling species of dwarf stonebashers from southern Africa (Mormyridae, Teleostei)

Lamml, Michael and Kramer, Bernd (2006) Differentiation of courtship songs in parapatric sibling species of dwarf stonebashers from southern Africa (Mormyridae, Teleostei). Behaviour 143 (6), pp. 783-810.

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Abstract

We describe the nocturnal courtship songs of male dwarf stonebashers, Pollimyrus castelnaui, from the Okavango River and its inland delta. We examined the question of whether the songs are sufficiently differentiated from those of its parapatric sibling species, the only recently discovered P. marianne from the Upper Zambezi River, to form a potential cue for mate choice. Both species vocalised ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2006
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Verhaltensbiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie (Prof. Dr. Bernd Kramer)
Identification Number:
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10.1163/156853906777791360DOI
Keywords:ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION; ELECTRIC FISH; REPRODUCTION; SPECIES RECOGNITION; VARIABILITY; VOCALISATION
Subjects:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Bernd Kramer
Deposited On:11 Jul 2006
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 09:39
Item ID:127
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