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Otolith Organ Receptor Morphology in Herring-like Fishes

  • Christopher Platt
  • Arthur N. Popper

Abstract

Fishes of the order Clupeiformes, which includes the herrings, sardines, and anchovies, have unusual structures associated with the inner ear that may function to enhance acoustic sensitivity (27,30,35). A pair of slender, hollow ducts extend forward from the gas bladder and connect to closed gas filled portions of special otic bullae. Both the pro-otic and pterotic bullae have surfaces contacting the wall of the utricle within the membranous labyrinth.

Keywords

Hair Cell Morphological Polarization Otolith Organ Utricular Macula Raja Clavata 
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  • Christopher Platt
  • Arthur N. Popper

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