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Table 3.

Summary of sound pressure levels (dBrms re: 1 μPa) of the most common sounds produced by wild Abudefduf abdominalis

Sound typeEntire sound trainLoudest pulse
Courtship–female-visit (77) 107±3 [106,107,109] 113±4 [110,112,116] 
Nest preparation (38) 105±2 [103,105,107] 111±3 [109,111,113] 
Aggressive, >2 pulses (37) 111±7 [105,112,116] 116±7 [110,118,122] 
Aggressive, 1–2 pulses (26) 116±6 [112,117,121] 119±6 [114,119,124] 
Mouth-pushing (4) 130±3 [128,131,133] N/A 
Sound typeEntire sound trainLoudest pulse
Courtship–female-visit (77) 107±3 [106,107,109] 113±4 [110,112,116] 
Nest preparation (38) 105±2 [103,105,107] 111±3 [109,111,113] 
Aggressive, >2 pulses (37) 111±7 [105,112,116] 116±7 [110,118,122] 
Aggressive, 1–2 pulses (26) 116±6 [112,117,121] 119±6 [114,119,124] 
Mouth-pushing (4) 130±3 [128,131,133] N/A 

Sample sizes for sound types are given in parentheses. Sound train and loudest pulse data are expressed as means ± s.d. [25%, median and 75%quartiles]. N/A, not applicable

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