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Free Content Underwater Sounds Produced by Two Species of Toadfish, Opsanus Tau and Opsanus Beta

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A comparison of the horn-like or “boat-whistle” sounds produced by two species of toadfish, reveals that there are differences in pitch, harmonic content, duration and repetition rate. The sounds were recorded in the field and analyzed with a sound spectrograph.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1958

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