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Electric signalling and reproductive behaviour in a mormyrid fish, the bulldog Marcusenius macrolepidotus (South African form)

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-4598
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.459
Werneyer, Martin ; Kramer, Bernd
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:23


Abstract

Bulldog fish (Marcusenius macrolepidotus) generate short (<1 ms) electric-organ discharges (EODs), separated by much longer and highly variable interdischarge intervals (IDIs). We observed overt behaviour and electrical activity during reproductive behaviour in a male and in a female bulldog, and identified IDI patterns with putative signal functions. In contrast to Pollimyrus adspersus ...

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