Sounds Made by Anisotremus surinamensis
Picture by Randall, J.E.

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Sound produced yes, active sound production
Type of sound produced grunts
Sound production organ pharyngeal teeth & swim bladder (similar to Haemulon album)
Sound mechanism pharyngeal teeth stridulation amplified by adjacent swim bladder (similar to Haemulon album)
Behavioural context under duress (handling outside of water)
Reference Fish, M.P. and W.H. Mowbray, 1970
Remark sound production tested on a single fish in poor condition. Specimen show little reaction to manual stimulation, but sonic ability was indicated by feeble grunts while out of water. No recordings available
Entered by Kaschner, Kristin on 11.09.01
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