Disruptive communication: stealth signaling in the toadfish.

  title={Disruptive communication: stealth signaling in the toadfish.},
  author={Allen F Mensinger},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={217 Pt 3},
Male oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau, produce long duration (250 to 650 ms) sexual advertisement calls or 'boatwhistles' during the breeding season. When males are in close proximity, the fishes alternate the production of boatwhistles with other males to avoid call overlap. However, males can also produce a number of different sounds, including a single, short duration pulse or 'grunt' (~100 ms). The vocalizations of competing males were recorded in situ with multiple hydrophones to examine… CONTINUE READING
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