Martin Connaughton

Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Biology

My research interests focus on the anatomy and physiology of the sonic muscles of sciaenid fishes, characterization of the sounds produced by these muscles, and the behaviors in which sound production plays a role.

  • B.S., Lafayette College, 1988
  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1994

Recent students in my lab have begun to examine the communication value of croaker sounds through playback of croaker calls and analysis of the behavioral responses of the fish to these calls. We have also recently begun to examine the aggressive and courtship behaviors and pheromones that elicit these behaviors in the Nile tilapia. View Publications, Student Projects, and Presentations (PDF)

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