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Electric organ discharges of South African Marcusenius species (Teleostei: Mormyridae) and their effectiveness as indicators of local species diversity

Kramer, Bernd , Maake, Pholoshi A. and Gon, Ofer (2016) Electric organ discharges of South African Marcusenius species (Teleostei: Mormyridae) and their effectiveness as indicators of local species diversity. Zootaxa 4200 (3), pp. 367-380.

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Abstract

Recent morphological and genetic studies have revealed two new species of snoutfish in South Africa, Marcusenius caudisquamatus and M. krameri, which had been confused with M. pongolensis, the South African bulldog fish. All known mormyriform fish are nocturnal and emit electric organ discharges (EODs) for communication that are characteristic for their species. This paper examines whether or not ...

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Item type:Article
Date:30 November 2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Alumni or Retired > Verhaltensbiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie (Prof. Dr. Bernd Kramer)
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10.11646/zootaxa.4200.3.2DOI
Keywords:communication, geographic differentiation, interspecific, intraspecific, polymorphism, sex difference
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:Partially
Item ID:34969
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