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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: Washington DC. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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Keywords
    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.

Abstract
    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.

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