Special Issue "Fish Communication"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Animals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. David Gonçalves
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Guest Editor
Institute of Science and Environment, University of Saint Joseph, Rua de Londres 16, Macau
Interests: behavioral neuroendocrinology; transcriptomics and genomics; alternative reproductive tactics; aggressive behaviour; behavioral plasticity; stress and adaptation; communication
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Prof. Raquel Vasconcelos
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Guest Editor
Institute of Science and Environment, University of Saint Joseph, Rua de Londres 16, Macau
Interests: animal communication; behavioral physiology; auditory neuroscience; noise pollution and adaptation of auditory-vocal systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last several decades, scientific research has generated a significant body of knowledge on animal communication systems, which rely on a variety of different channels, including visual, auditory, chemical, tactile, and electrical. As the largest and most diverse group of vertebrates, fish present remarkable specializations in their communication systems. This Special Issue has a broad scope and intends to cover the wide diversity of communication systems in fish, from their underlying mechanisms and evolutionary aspects to the potential applications of their study. Contributions of both research articles and reviews focusing on all aspects of fish communication systems, and topics including production, reception, and processing of signals, communication networks, multimodal communication, evolution of fish communication systems, impact of environmental change on fish communication, and applied aspects are welcome.

Prof. David Gonçalves
Prof. Raquel Vasconcelos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fish communication
  • sensory systems
  • multimodal communication
  • communication networks
  • aquaculture
  • environmental change

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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