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|Sound production in the clownfish Amphiprion clarkii|Parmentier, E.; Colleye, O.; Fine, M.L.; Frédérich, B.; Vandewalle, P.; Herrel, A. (2007). Sound production in the clownfish Amphiprion clarkii. Science (Wash.) 316(5827): 1006. dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1139753
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y.. ISSN 0036-8075, more
Biological noise; Amphiprion clarkii (Bennett, 1830) [WoRMS]; Marine
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- Parmentier, E., more
- Colleye, O., more
- Fine, M.L.
- Frédérich, B.
- Vandewalle, P., more
- Herrel, A.
Although clownfish sounds were recorded as early as 1930, the mechanism of sound production has remained obscure. Yet, clownfish are prolific "singers" that produce a wide variety of sounds, described as "chirps" and "pops" in both reproductive and agonistic behavioral contexts. Here, we describe the sonic mechanism of the clownfish Amphiprion clarkii.