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

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-228515
Lamml, Michael ; Kramer, Bernd
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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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