Development of Olfactory and Taste Responses to Chemical Signals in Acipenserid Fishes

  • Alexander O. Kasumyan


The functional development of chemoreceptor systems in ontogeny is one of the scantily explored aspects of chemoreception in fishes (Appelbaum, 1980). Many authors investigating the development of olfaction in fishes have discovered in young larvae an ability to react to biologically relevant odorants. Detailed studies of the time when this ability appears and the time when juveniles evidence sensitivity to such stimuli have been undertaken on cyprinids using food odours (Kasumyan and Ponomarev, 1990) and alarm pheromones (Smith, 1977; Waldman, 1982; Pachschenko and Kasumyan, 1983, 1986).


Green Sturgeon Alarm Pheromone Olfactory Organ Siberian Sturgeon Food Odour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander O. Kasumyan
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  1. 1.Department of Ichthyology Biological FacultyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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