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One of my favorite aquarium fish! I've known for a long time they we special from their behaviors but this video suggests they actually talk. The details are too complex for me to do it justice but the video explains it very well and provides links to the papers the video author uses to make his video. The fish had the biggest brain to body ratio in the vertebrate kingdom and uses electrical impulses to communicate in a way that suggests language. The fishes cerebellum is extra large as well. These fish live in murky water and they school so they communicate to keep the school together but other impulses mimic actual conversations. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormyridae

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(21)00603-5

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)31405-2

Sorry about the video but it is a complex subject.  

 

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