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Sound Production in Crustacea with Special Reference to the Alpheidae

  • Barbara Schmitz
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Abstract

Sound production is known for many crustacean species of the subclasses Cirripedia (barnacles) and Malacostraca (orders: Stomatopoda, Amphipoda, and Decapoda). Table 1 lists species, mechanisms and references; underwater sound production is shown above the black bar and sound production of semiterrestrial decapods below it. Thus, stridulatory and snapping devices have been found in more than 20 crustacean families and 50 genera. Interestingly, the mechanism of sound production — especially in the Brachyura — may vary within one genus and match in members of different genera, respectively.

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Sound Pressure Level Cavitation Bubble Sound Production Fiddler Crab Sound Emission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Schmitz
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  1. 1.Institut für ZoologieTU MünchenGarchingGermany

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