Sounds Made by Merluccius bilinearis
Picture by Flescher, D.

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Sound produced yes, active sound production
Type of sound produced knocks (very weak)
Sound production organ swim bladder (possibly opercula)
Sound mechanism vibration by contraction of extrinsic muscles associated with swim bladder lobes, reinforced by general contraction of skeletal muscles or violent closing of opercula
Behavioural context under duress (handling or moderate irritaion)
Reference Fish, M.P. and W.H. Mowbray, 1970
Remark recorded with highpass filter: 30 Hz
Entered by Kaschner, Kristin on 08.24.01
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