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Table 1.

Summary of temporal sound characteristics from field recordings of Abudefduf abdominalis

Sound typeNumber of pulsesSound duration (ms)Pulse duration (ms)Interpulse interval (ms)
Courtship–female-visit 11±6 (78) [7,10,15] 1793±955 (78) [1035,1623,2495]  106±258 (776) [63,79,110] 
   Pulse type A   32±7 (841) [27,32,36]  
   Pulse type B   91±19 (324) [78,88,103]  
Nest preparation 6±1 (38) [5,6,7] 1425±455 (38) [1169,1429,1779] 55±20 (237) [40,54,69] 205±54 (199) [169,206,240] 
Aggressive (>2 pulses) 5±2 (37) [4,5,6] 1013±1067 (37) [492,753,1222] 30±22 (193) [19,27,33] 208±245 (156) [115,155,209] 
Aggressive (1–2 pulses) 1.6±0.5 (26) [1,2,2] 161±112 (26) [70,150,196] 52±28 (42) [33,45,64] 113±89 (15) [53,104,159] 
Male looping 6±1 (2) [5,6,7] 949±220 (2) [792,949,1105] 54±22 (12) [38,42,77] 129±42 (10) [98,119,146] 
Female in nest 7±2 (4) [5,6,8] 418±57 (4) [375,415,461] 24±7 (26) [18,24,29] 49±14 (22) [39,47,56] 
Male–female interaction (out of nest) 6±3 (2) [4,6,8] 631±454 (2) [309,631,952] 24±6 (12) [21,22,23] 99±63 (10) [62,77,107] 
Mouth-pushing 1±0 (4) (1,1,1] 1133±763 (4) [629,842,1710] N/A N/A 
Sound typeNumber of pulsesSound duration (ms)Pulse duration (ms)Interpulse interval (ms)
Courtship–female-visit 11±6 (78) [7,10,15] 1793±955 (78) [1035,1623,2495]  106±258 (776) [63,79,110] 
   Pulse type A   32±7 (841) [27,32,36]  
   Pulse type B   91±19 (324) [78,88,103]  
Nest preparation 6±1 (38) [5,6,7] 1425±455 (38) [1169,1429,1779] 55±20 (237) [40,54,69] 205±54 (199) [169,206,240] 
Aggressive (>2 pulses) 5±2 (37) [4,5,6] 1013±1067 (37) [492,753,1222] 30±22 (193) [19,27,33] 208±245 (156) [115,155,209] 
Aggressive (1–2 pulses) 1.6±0.5 (26) [1,2,2] 161±112 (26) [70,150,196] 52±28 (42) [33,45,64] 113±89 (15) [53,104,159] 
Male looping 6±1 (2) [5,6,7] 949±220 (2) [792,949,1105] 54±22 (12) [38,42,77] 129±42 (10) [98,119,146] 
Female in nest 7±2 (4) [5,6,8] 418±57 (4) [375,415,461] 24±7 (26) [18,24,29] 49±14 (22) [39,47,56] 
Male–female interaction (out of nest) 6±3 (2) [4,6,8] 631±454 (2) [309,631,952] 24±6 (12) [21,22,23] 99±63 (10) [62,77,107] 
Mouth-pushing 1±0 (4) (1,1,1] 1133±763 (4) [629,842,1710] N/A N/A 

Data are expressed as means ± s.d. (sample size) and [25%, median and 75% quartiles]. N/A, not applicable

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