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

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-193035
Machnik, Peter ; Kramer, Bernd
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 28 Jan 2011 11:45


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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