Title

The ears of butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): 'Hearing generalists' on noisy coral reefs?

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

10-1-2010

Abstract

Analysis of the morphology of all three otolithic organs (sacculus, lagena and utriculus), including macula shape, hair cell morphology, density, orientation pattern, otolith morphology and the spatial relationships of the swimbladder and ear, reveals that butterflyfishes in the genera Chaetodon (which has anterior swimbladder horns) and Forcipiger (which lacks anterior swimbladder horns) both demonstrate the ear morphology typical of teleosts that lack otophysic connections, fishes that have traditionally been considered to be 'hearing generalists'. © 2010 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Publication Title

Journal of Fish Biology

Volume

77

Issue

6

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