M A Connaughton

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Affiliation: Washington College
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of seasonal hypertrophy and atrophy on fiber morphology, metabolic substrate concentration and sound characteristics of the weakfish sonic muscle
    M A Connaughton
    College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Newark 19716, USA
    J Exp Biol 200:2449-57. 1997
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of fish size and temperature on weakfish disturbance calls: implications for the mechanism of sound generation
    M A Connaughton
    Washington College, Department of Biology, Chestertown, MD 21620, USA
    J Exp Biol 203:1503-12. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Weakfish sonic muscle: influence of size, temperature and season
    M A Connaughton
    Washington College, Department of Biology, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:2183-8. 2002

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Publications3

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of seasonal hypertrophy and atrophy on fiber morphology, metabolic substrate concentration and sound characteristics of the weakfish sonic muscle
    M A Connaughton
    College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Newark 19716, USA
    J Exp Biol 200:2449-57. 1997
    ..Seasonal sonic muscle hypertrophy, therefore, functions as a secondary sexual characteristic that maximizes vocalization amplitude during the spawning period...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of fish size and temperature on weakfish disturbance calls: implications for the mechanism of sound generation
    M A Connaughton
    Washington College, Department of Biology, Chestertown, MD 21620, USA
    J Exp Biol 203:1503-12. 2000
    ..We suggest that the lower dominant frequency of larger fish is caused by a longer pulse (=longer muscle twitch) and not by the lower resonant frequency of a larger swimbladder...
  3. ncbi request reprint Weakfish sonic muscle: influence of size, temperature and season
    M A Connaughton
    Washington College, Department of Biology, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:2183-8. 2002
    ..This paper demonstrates for the first time that the dominant frequency of a fish sound produced by a single muscle twitch is apparently determined by the velocity of the muscle twitch rather than the natural frequency of the swimbladder...