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Sound production in the blue-green damselfish, Chromis viridis (Cuvier, 1830) (Pomacentridae)

M.C. Pessoa de Amorim (1996). Sound production in the blue-green damselfish, Chromis viridis (Cuvier, 1830) (Pomacentridae). Bioacoustics, Volume 6 (4): 265 -272

 

Abstract: 

Sound production is widespread in coral reef fish of the family Pomacentridae. As commonly found in other teleosts, damselfish emit calls in agonistic and courtship contexts. In this paper, evidence of sound production by the blue-green damselfish Chromis viridis is presented for the first time. The recorded sounds consisted of clicks produced during agonistic interactions.

Keywords: 
sound production, agonistic behaviour, Chromis, damselfish, Pomacentridae