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Communication behavior and sensory mechanisms in weakly electric fishes

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-26559
Kramer, Bernd
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:40


Abstract

Teleost freshwater fishes of the orders Mormyriformes (the elephantfishes plus Gymnarchus from Africa) and Gymnotiformes (the knifefishes from South America) are both electrogenic and electroreceptive. These fishes' electric system has a motor part, the electric organ, and a sensory part, the cutaneous electroreceptors that project to large, specialized brain areas. The electric systems of both ...

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