Vocalisation repertoire of female bluefin gurnard (Chelidonichthys kumu) in captivity: Sound structure, context and vocal activity

Craig A. Radford, Shahriman Mohd Ghazali @ Fauzi, John C. Montgomery, Andrew G. Jeffs

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Fish vocalisation is often a major component of underwater soundscapes. Therefore, interpretation of these soundscapes requires an understanding of the vocalisation characteristics of common soniferous fish species. This study of captive female bluefin gurnard, Chelidonichthys kumu, aims to formally characterise their vocalisation sounds and daily pattern of sound production. Four types of sound were produced and characterised, twice as many as previously reported in this species. These sounds fit two aural categories; grunt and growl, the mean peak frequencies for which ranged between 129 to 215 Hz. This species vocalized throughout the 24 hour period at an average rate of (18.5 ± 2.0 sounds fish-1 h-1) with an increase in vocalization rate at dawn and dusk. Competitive feeding did not elevate vocalisation as has been found in other gurnard species. Bluefin gurnard are common in coastal waters of New Zealand, Australia and Japan and, given their vocalization rate, are likely to be significant contributors to ambient underwater soundscape in these areas.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0149338
JournalPLoS One
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

Fingerprint

Triglidae
vocalization
Acoustic waves
Fish
Fishes
fish
Haemulidae
New Zealand
Ear
Japan
coastal water
Chelidonichthys
ears
Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Vocalisation repertoire of female bluefin gurnard (Chelidonichthys kumu) in captivity : Sound structure, context and vocal activity. / Radford, Craig A.; Mohd Ghazali @ Fauzi, Shahriman; Montgomery, John C.; Jeffs, Andrew G.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 11, No. 2, e0149338, 01.02.2016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{016a1e4c99f542b09a018367193f2a77,
title = "Vocalisation repertoire of female bluefin gurnard (Chelidonichthys kumu) in captivity: Sound structure, context and vocal activity",
abstract = "Fish vocalisation is often a major component of underwater soundscapes. Therefore, interpretation of these soundscapes requires an understanding of the vocalisation characteristics of common soniferous fish species. This study of captive female bluefin gurnard, Chelidonichthys kumu, aims to formally characterise their vocalisation sounds and daily pattern of sound production. Four types of sound were produced and characterised, twice as many as previously reported in this species. These sounds fit two aural categories; grunt and growl, the mean peak frequencies for which ranged between 129 to 215 Hz. This species vocalized throughout the 24 hour period at an average rate of (18.5 ± 2.0 sounds fish-1 h-1) with an increase in vocalization rate at dawn and dusk. Competitive feeding did not elevate vocalisation as has been found in other gurnard species. Bluefin gurnard are common in coastal waters of New Zealand, Australia and Japan and, given their vocalization rate, are likely to be significant contributors to ambient underwater soundscape in these areas.",
author = "Radford, {Craig A.} and {Mohd Ghazali @ Fauzi}, Shahriman and Montgomery, {John C.} and Jeffs, {Andrew G.}",
year = "2016",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0149338",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
journal = "PLoS One",
issn = "1932-6203",
publisher = "Public Library of Science",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Vocalisation repertoire of female bluefin gurnard (Chelidonichthys kumu) in captivity

T2 - Sound structure, context and vocal activity

AU - Radford, Craig A.

AU - Mohd Ghazali @ Fauzi, Shahriman

AU - Montgomery, John C.

AU - Jeffs, Andrew G.

PY - 2016/2/1

Y1 - 2016/2/1

N2 - Fish vocalisation is often a major component of underwater soundscapes. Therefore, interpretation of these soundscapes requires an understanding of the vocalisation characteristics of common soniferous fish species. This study of captive female bluefin gurnard, Chelidonichthys kumu, aims to formally characterise their vocalisation sounds and daily pattern of sound production. Four types of sound were produced and characterised, twice as many as previously reported in this species. These sounds fit two aural categories; grunt and growl, the mean peak frequencies for which ranged between 129 to 215 Hz. This species vocalized throughout the 24 hour period at an average rate of (18.5 ± 2.0 sounds fish-1 h-1) with an increase in vocalization rate at dawn and dusk. Competitive feeding did not elevate vocalisation as has been found in other gurnard species. Bluefin gurnard are common in coastal waters of New Zealand, Australia and Japan and, given their vocalization rate, are likely to be significant contributors to ambient underwater soundscape in these areas.

AB - Fish vocalisation is often a major component of underwater soundscapes. Therefore, interpretation of these soundscapes requires an understanding of the vocalisation characteristics of common soniferous fish species. This study of captive female bluefin gurnard, Chelidonichthys kumu, aims to formally characterise their vocalisation sounds and daily pattern of sound production. Four types of sound were produced and characterised, twice as many as previously reported in this species. These sounds fit two aural categories; grunt and growl, the mean peak frequencies for which ranged between 129 to 215 Hz. This species vocalized throughout the 24 hour period at an average rate of (18.5 ± 2.0 sounds fish-1 h-1) with an increase in vocalization rate at dawn and dusk. Competitive feeding did not elevate vocalisation as has been found in other gurnard species. Bluefin gurnard are common in coastal waters of New Zealand, Australia and Japan and, given their vocalization rate, are likely to be significant contributors to ambient underwater soundscape in these areas.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84960540262&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84960540262&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0149338

DO - 10.1371/journal.pone.0149338

M3 - Article

C2 - 26890124

AN - SCOPUS:84960540262

VL - 11

JO - PLoS One

JF - PLoS One

SN - 1932-6203

IS - 2

M1 - e0149338

ER -