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Courtship sounds and associated behaviours in the Canestrini's goby Pomatoschistus canestrinii

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Courtships sounds and associated behaviours were recorded in the Canestrini's goby Pomatoschistus canestrinii using a simultaneous video–acoustic system: the male exhibited a display composed of both a visual (rapid head movements) and an acoustic component (thump sound), and its intensity was positively associated with that of a female visual display.

Keywords: acoustic signals; black-spotted goby; communication; courtship; prespawning

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Environmental Sciences, University “Ca’ Foscari” of Venice, Campo della Celestia, Castello 2737/b, 30122 Venice, Italy

Publication date: November 1, 2009

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