Acoustic signals of two toadfishes from Belize: Sanopus astrifer and Batrachoides gilberti (Batrachoididae)

  title={Acoustic signals of two toadfishes from Belize: Sanopus astrifer and Batrachoides gilberti (Batrachoididae)},
  author={Kathryn Kovitvongsa Mosharo and Phillip S. Lobel},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  • K. K. Mosharo, P. Lobel
  • Published 7 January 2012
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
The “boatwhistle” calls of Sanopus astrifer and Batrachoides gilberti, two toadfish species from Belize, are described for the first time. These descriptions add to the small number of toadfish species sounds known to date (6 out of 79 species). Both Belize toadfishes produced multiple notes per call, unlike most other toadfish species which produce a single-note call (with the exception of Opsanus beta). S. astrifer produced significantly more notes per call than B. gilberti (p < .05), and was… 
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