Electrocommunication behaviour during social interactions in two species of pulse-type weakly electric fishes (Mormyridae).

@article{Gebhardt2012ElectrocommunicationBD,
  title={Electrocommunication behaviour during social interactions in two species of pulse-type weakly electric fishes (Mormyridae).},
  author={Karen Gebhardt and Marcus Boehme and Gerhard von der Emde},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 7},
  pages={2235-54}
}
This study compares electrocommunication behaviour in groups of freely swimming weakly electric fishes of two species, Marcusenius altisambesi and Mormyrus rume. Animals emitted variable temporal sequences of stereotyped electric organ discharges (EOD) that served as communication signals. While the waveform of individual signals remained constant, the inter-discharge interval (IDI) patterns conveyed situation-specific information. Both species showed different types of group behaviour, e.g… CONTINUE READING
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