Development of ultrasound detection in American shad (Alosa sapidissima).

  title={Development of ultrasound detection in American shad (Alosa sapidissima).},
  author={Dennis M Higgs and Dennis T. T. Plachta and Audrey K. Rollo and Martin Singheiser and Mardi C. Hastings and Arthur N Popper},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={207 Pt 1},
It has recently been shown that a few fish species, including American shad (Alosa sapidissima; Clupeiformes), are able to detect sound up to 180 kHz, an ability not found in most other fishes. Initially, it was proposed that ultrasound detection in shad involves the auditory bullae, swim bladder extensions found in all members of the Clupeiformes. However, while all clupeiformes have bullae, not all can detect ultrasound. Thus, the bullae alone are not sufficient to explain ultrasound… CONTINUE READING
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