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Sound Production in the Territorial Behaviour of the Churchill Petrocephalus catostoma (Mormyridae, Teleostei) from the Upper Zambezi River

Lamml, Michael and Kramer, Bernd (2008) Sound Production in the Territorial Behaviour of the Churchill Petrocephalus catostoma (Mormyridae, Teleostei) from the Upper Zambezi River. Bioacoustics 18 (2), pp. 151-158.

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Abstract

This is the first description of vocalisations produced by the mormyrid species Petrocephalus catostoma from the Upper Zambezi River whilst defending a territory. Agonistic behavioural displays of a dominant male towards a conspecific, such as mutual circling or short attacks, were accompanied by characteristic tonal sounds, termed hoots. The mean hoot duration (43 ± SD 1.8 ms) was longer, and ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2008
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Alumni or Retired > Verhaltensbiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie (Prof. Dr. Bernd Kramer)
Keywords:aggression, electric fish, sound production, territory, vocalisation
Dewey Decimal Classification: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
Deposited On:02 Dec 2011 08:54
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 18:12
Item ID:22851
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