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New insights into sound production in Carapus mourlani (Carapidae)
Parmentier, E.; Colleye, O.; Lecchini, D. (2016). New insights into sound production in Carapus mourlani (Carapidae). Bull. Mar. Sci. 92(3): 335-342. https://hdl.handle.net/10.5343/bms.2016.1014
In: Bulletin of Marine Science. University of Miami Press: Coral Gables. ISSN 0007-4977; e-ISSN 1553-6955, meer
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Abstract
    Carapus mourlani (Petit, 1934) is a commensal of sea stars and has the ability to produce sounds. Interestingly, we show here that this fish has a larger repertoire than previously recorded.Carapus mourlani can produce trains of 2–6 pulses, suites of double-pulses, staccatos of 2–17 weak pulses, and hums. These sounds are most probably emitted for species identification and for conspecific attraction, but we do not know their exact functions because they were all produced once the fish were inside the host. The ability to produce various specific messages indicates this behavior is important to the biology of this symbiotic, nocturnal species.

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