Assessment of the signal value of certain discharge patterns in the electric fish,Gymnotus carapo, by means of playback

@article{Westby2004AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the signal value of certain discharge patterns in the electric fish,Gymnotus carapo, by means of playback},
  author={Dr. G. W. Max Westby},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={92},
  pages={327-341}
}
The signal value of 4 distinct discharge patterns inGymnotus carapo was investigated by means of a model electric fish. The model produced an electrical approximation to theGymnotus discharge and field but bore no physical resemblance to the real animal (Figs. 1, 2). Three of the sequences used: Bursts, Offs and Shifts (Fig. 3) were simulations of patterns known to be involved in the agonistic behaviour ofGymnotus. The fourth was that characteristic of a resting fish and was used as a control… CONTINUE READING