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Novel electrosensory advertising during diurnal resting period in male snoutfish, Marcusenius altisambesi (Mormyridae, Teleostei)

Machnik, Peter and Kramer, Bernd (2011) Novel electrosensory advertising during diurnal resting period in male snoutfish, Marcusenius altisambesi (Mormyridae, Teleostei). Journal of Ethology 29 (1), pp. 131-142.

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Abstract

During the day, weakly electric snoutfish, such as Marcusenius altisambesi from the Okavango delta, avoid visually oriented predators by hiding in sheltered, dark places where they discharge their electric organs at a low and variable rate, interspersed with occasional short bursts (mean discharge rate, 4–12 Hz). Hence, histograms of inter-discharge intervals (IDI) are broad and bimodal (IDI ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2011
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Verhaltensbiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie (Prof. Dr. Bernd Kramer)
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10.1007/s10164-010-0235-zDOI
Keywords:Electric organ discharge; Electrocommunication; Reproductive cycle; Sexual attraction; Male advertisement signal; Regularized discharge pattern
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: Helge Knüttel (ADMIN)
Deposited On:28 Jan 2011 11:45
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 16:50
Item ID:19303
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