Courtship sounds and associated behaviours in the Canestrini's goby Pomatoschistus canestrinii

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  • S. Malavasi,

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    1. Department of Environmental Sciences, University “Ca’ Foscari” of Venice, Campo della Celestia, Castello 2737/b, 30122 Venice, Italy
      Tel.: +39 041 2347744; fax: +39 041 5281494; email: mala@unive.it
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  • C. Valerio,

    1. Department of Environmental Sciences, University “Ca’ Foscari” of Venice, Campo della Celestia, Castello 2737/b, 30122 Venice, Italy
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  • P. Torricelli

    1. Department of Environmental Sciences, University “Ca’ Foscari” of Venice, Campo della Celestia, Castello 2737/b, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Tel.: +39 041 2347744; fax: +39 041 5281494; email: mala@unive.it

Abstract

Courtships sounds and associated behaviours were recorded in the Canestrini's goby Pomatoschistus canestrinii using a simultaneous video–acoustic system: the male exhibited a display composed of both a visual (rapid head movements) and an acoustic component (thump sound), and its intensity was positively associated with that of a female visual display.

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