Courtship and agonistic sounds by the cichlid fish Pseudotropheus zebra.

@article{Simes2008CourtshipAA,
  title={Courtship and agonistic sounds by the cichlid fish Pseudotropheus zebra.},
  author={J Miguel Sim{\~o}es and Ine S G Duarte and P J Fonseca and George F. Turner and M Clara Amorim},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={1332-8}
}
Courtship and agonistic interactions in an African cichlid species present a richer diversity of acoustic stimuli than previously reported. Male cichlids, including those from the genus Pseudotropheus (P.), produce low frequency short pulsed sounds during courtship. Sounds emitted by P. zebra males in the early stages of courtship (during quiver) were found to be significantly longer and with a higher number of pulses than sounds produced in later stages. During agonistic intrasexual quiver… CONTINUE READING
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