Sound Production in the Clownfish Amphiprion clarkii

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Science  18 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5827, pp. 1006
DOI: 10.1126/science.1139753

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Although clownfish sounds were recorded as early as 1930, the mechanism of sound production has remained obscure. Yet, clownfish are prolific "singers" that produce a wide variety of sounds, described as "chirps" and "pops" in both reproductive and agonistic behavioral contexts. Here, we describe the sonic mechanism of the clownfish Amphiprion clarkii.

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