Electric Communication : Functions in the Social Behavior of Eigenmannia Virescens

@inproceedings{Hopkins2007ElectricC,
  title={Electric Communication : Functions in the Social Behavior of Eigenmannia Virescens},
  author={Carl D. Hopkins},
  year={2007}
}
Electric communication has evolved in certain fishes for the purpose of identification, for forming or maintaining social relationships, and for synchronizing behavior. Relatively little is known regarding this communication channel. Among several distantly related groups of fishes, electric signals originate in specialized electric organs, are transmitted as electric currents in water, and are received by specialized cutaneous electroreceptors. Two of the principal groups of fishes that are… CONTINUE READING

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