Courtship and spawning sounds in bird wrasse Gomphosus varius and saddle wrasse Thalassoma duperrey.

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Acoustic signals from the bird wrasse Gomphosus varius and saddle wrasse Thalassoma duperrey were recorded on coral reefs in Hawaii. Terminal phase males in both species emit two types of pulse trains (type I and type II). Type I pulses were produced during spawning and courtship, while type II pulses were associated only with courtship behaviours… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02459.x

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