Sound Communication in Fishes

  • Friedrich┬áLadich

Part of the Animal Signals and Communication book series (ANISIGCOM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. Clara P. Amorim, Raquel O. Vasconcelos, Paulo J. Fonseca
    Pages 1-33
  3. Andrew H. Bass, Boris P. Chagnaud, Ni Y. Feng
    Pages 35-75
  4. Michael L. Fine, Eric Parmentier
    Pages 77-126
  5. Friedrich Ladich
    Pages 149-173
  6. Karen P. Maruska, Joseph A. Sisneros
    Pages 207-233
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-244

About this book


This volume examines fish sounds that have a proven signal function, as well as sounds assumed to have evolved for communication purposes. It provides an overview of the mechanisms, evolution and neurobiology behind sound production in fishes, and discusses the role of fish sounds in behavior with a special focus on choice of mate, sex-specific and age-specific signaling. Furthermore, it highlights the ontogenetic development of sound communication and ecoacoustical conditions in fish habitats and the influence of hormones on vocal production and sound detection.

Sound Communication in Fishes offers a must-have compendium for lecturers, researchers and students working in the fields of animal communication, fish biology, neurobiology and animal behavior.


Acoustic fish communication Acoustic signaling Animal communication Bioacoustics Fish behavior Fish neurobiology Fish sound production Fish sounds Sonic organ Sound communication

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich┬áLadich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Behavioural BiologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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