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Life sciences : Zoology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/233646
Simultaneous production of two kinds of sounds in relation with sonic mechanism in the boxfsh Ostracion meleagris and O. cubicus
English
Parmentier, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Morphologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Solagna, Laura []
Bertucci, Frédéric []
Fine, Michael L. []
Nakae []
Compère, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Morphologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Smeets, Sarah mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Morphologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Raick, Xavier mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Morphologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Lecchini, David []
2019
Scientific Reports
Nature Publishing Group
9
4962
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
2045-2322
London
United Kingdom
[en] In fshes, sonic abilities for communication purpose usually involve a single mechanism. We describe here the sonic mechanism and sounds in two species of boxfsh, the spotted trunkfsh Ostracion meleagris and the yellow boxfsh Ostracion cubicus. The sonic mechanism utilizes a T-shaped swimbladder with a swimbladder fenestra and two separate sonic muscle pairs. Extrinsic vertical muscles attach to the vertebral column and the swimbladder. Perpendicularly and below these muscles, longitudinal intrinsic muscles cover the swimbladder fenestra. Sounds are exceptional since they are made of two distinct types produced in a sequence. In both species, humming sounds consist of long series (up to 45s) of hundreds of regular low-amplitude pulses. Hums are often interspersed with irregular click sounds with an amplitude that is ten times greater in O. meleagris and forty times greater in O. cubicus. There is no relationship between fsh size and many acoustic characteristics
because muscle contraction rate dictates the fundamental frequency. We suggest that hums and clicks
are produced by either separate muscles or by a combination of the two. The mechanism complexity
supports an investment of boxfsh in this communication channel and underline sounds as having
important functions in their way of life.
Freshwater and OCeanic science Unit of reSearch - FOCUS ; Applied and Fundamental FISH Research Center - AFFISH-RC
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/233646
10.1038/s41598-019-41198-x

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