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electroreceptors

nerve endings which perceive differences in voltage fields; a feature of fish and monotremes.
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The size of the animal is directly correlated to ampullary canal length, resulting in differing electroreception capabilities (Sisneros et al.
Why do you think electroreception is important to the shark?
Stingrays are flat fish with whiplike tails that have adapted a sensory system known as electroreception.
This is the first report of electroreception in mammals, say Henning Scheich of the Technical University of Darmstadt, West Germany, Anna Guppy of the Australian National University in Canberra City and their colleagues.