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Fish bioacoustics.
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PMID:  25062472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Bony fishes have evolved a diversity of sound generating mechanisms and produce a variety of sounds. By contrast to sound generating mechanisms, which are lacking in several taxa, all fish species possess inner ears for sound detection. Fishes may also have various accessory structures such as auditory ossicles to improve hearing. The distribution of sound generating mechanisms and accessory hearing structures among fishes indicates that acoustic communication was not the driving force in their evolution. It is proposed here that different constraints influenced hearing and sound production during fish evolution, namely certain life history traits (territoriality, mate attraction) in the case of sound generating mechanisms, and adaptation to different soundscapes (ambient noise conditions) in accessory hearing structures (Ecoacoustical constraints hypothesis).
Friedrich Ladich
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Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-7-22
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Title:  Current opinion in neurobiology     Volume:  28C     ISSN:  1873-6882     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9111376     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Neurobiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  121-127     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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