Ecology of fish hearing

Rosalyn L Putland, John C. Montgomery, Craig A. Radford

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Abstract

Underwater sound is directional and can convey important information about the surrounding environment or the animal emitting the sound. Therefore, sound is a major sensory channel for fishes and plays a key role in many life-history strategies. The effect of anthropogenic noise on aquatic life, which may be causing homogenisation or fragmentation of biologically important signals underwater is of growing concern. In this review we discuss the role sound plays in the ecology of fishes, basic anatomical and physiological adaptations for sound reception and production, the effects of anthropogenic noise and how fishes may be coping to changes in their environment, to put the ecology of fish hearing into the context of the modern underwater soundscape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-52
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of fish biology
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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Keywords

  • anthropogenic noise
  • fish hearing
  • sound detection
  • sound production

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Putland, R. L., Montgomery, J. C., & Radford, C. A. (2019). Ecology of fish hearing. Journal of fish biology, 95(1), 39-52. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13867

Ecology of fish hearing. / Putland, Rosalyn L; Montgomery, John C.; Radford, Craig A.

In: Journal of fish biology, Vol. 95, No. 1, 01.07.2019, p. 39-52.

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Putland, RL, Montgomery, JC & Radford, CA 2019, 'Ecology of fish hearing', Journal of fish biology, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 39-52. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13867
Putland, Rosalyn L ; Montgomery, John C. ; Radford, Craig A. / Ecology of fish hearing. In: Journal of fish biology. 2019 ; Vol. 95, No. 1. pp. 39-52.
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