Energetic constraints on electric signalling in wave-type weakly electric fishes.

@article{Reardon2011EnergeticCO,
  title={Energetic constraints on electric signalling in wave-type weakly electric fishes.},
  author={Erin E. Reardon and Alana Parisi and R{\"u}diger Krahe and Lauren J. Chapman},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={214 Pt 24},
  pages={4141-50}
}
Gymnotiform weakly electric fishes generate electric organ discharges (EODs) and sense perturbations of the resulting electric field for purposes of orientation, prey detection and communication. Some species produce oscillatory ('wave-type') EODs at very high frequencies (up to 2 kHz) that have been proposed to be energetically expensive. If high-frequency EODs are expensive, then fish may modulate their EOD frequency and/or amplitude in response to low-oxygen (hypoxic) stress and/or… CONTINUE READING

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