Hearing threshold and frequency discrimination in the purely aquatic frog Xenopus laevis (Pipidae): measurement by means of conditioning.

@article{Elepfandt2000HearingTA,
  title={Hearing threshold and frequency discrimination in the purely aquatic frog Xenopus laevis (Pipidae): measurement by means of conditioning.},
  author={Andreas Elepfandt and I Eistetter and Andrea Fleig and Eike W. Guenther and M Hainich and Steven S Hepperle and Berthold Traub},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={203 Pt 23},
  pages={3621-9}
}
Hearing threshold and frequency discrimination for underwater sound were measured in the clawed frog Xenopus laevis by means of conditioning. A go/no go discrimination procedure was used in which the test tone was presented concurrently with a wave on the surface of the water. The tone signalled whether or not the frog should respond to the wave. The hearing range of X. laevis was 200-4000 Hz. Similar thresholds of 92-96 dB re 1 microPa were found at 600 Hz, 1400-1800 Hz and 3200-3600 Hz. A… CONTINUE READING
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