Sounds Made by Ophidion marginatum
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Sound produced yes, active sound production
Type of sound produced thumps, croaks, clucks
Sound production organ swim bladder with drumming muscles in males only and pharyngeal teeth in close proximity to swim bladder in both sexes
Sound mechanism males only: vibration of swim bladder by contraction of associated "drumming" muscles, high-pitched clucking in both sexes produced by stridulation of pharyngeal teeth amplified by swim bladder
Behavioural context spontaneous sound production (high-ptiched croaking associated with breeding season)
Reference Fish, M.P. and W.H. Mowbray, 1970
Remark outdoor recording during breeding season (includes background noise of e.g. Bairdiella chrysura and Opsanus tau), nocturnal constant chattering chorus often heard in the field
Entered by Kaschner, Kristin on 11.09.01
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 11.12.03
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