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Agonistic sounds in the skunk clownfish Amphiprion akallopisos: size-related variation in acoustic features
Colleye, O.; Frederich, B.; Vandewalle, P.; Casadevall, M.; Parmentier, E. (2009). Agonistic sounds in the skunk clownfish Amphiprion akallopisos: size-related variation in acoustic features. J. Fish Biol. 75(4): 908-916. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02316.x
In: Journal of Fish Biology. Fisheries Society of the British Isles: London,New York,. ISSN 0022-1112, more
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Keywords
    Amphiprion akallopisos Bleeker, 1853 [WoRMS]; Pomacentridae Bonaparte, 1831 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    clownfishes; fish size; Pomacentridae; sound production

Authors  Top 
  • Colleye, O., more
  • Frederich, B., more
  • Vandewalle, P., more
  • Casadevall, M.
  • Parmentier, E., more

Abstract
    Fourteen individuals of the skunk clownfish Amphiprion akallopisos of different sizes and of different sexual status (non-breeder, male or female) were analysed for four acoustic features. Dominant frequency and pulse duration were highly correlated with standard length (r = 0.97), and were not related to sex. Both the dominant frequency and pulse duration were signals conveying information related to the size of the emitter, which implies that these sound characteristics could be useful in assessing size of conspecifics.

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