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electroreceptors

nerve endings which perceive differences in voltage fields; a feature of fish and monotremes.
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Under a microscope, the structures resembled electroreceptors in the egg-laying platypus and echidna, and looked somewhat like dolphin whisker follicles.
Sensory feedback from electroreceptor to electromotor pacemaker centres in gymnotids.
Periodic firing pattern in afferent discharges from electroreceptor organs in catfish.
Physiology of the ampulla of Lorenzini, the electroreceptor of elasmobranchs.
Numerous other species across the vertebrate clade have demonstrated the ability to localize prey and conspecifics using only their electroreceptors (Bullock, 1982; Wilkens and Hoffman, 2005).
Electroreceptors both create electric fields and detect changes in those fields.
Characterised by their distinctive snout that is armed on each side with a regular row of strong blunt teeth, the sawfish hunt their prey using electroreceptors found in the snout.
The Atlantic stingray and other rays can detect prey more than six feet away by using an elaborate system of electroreceptors on the undersides of their heads, called ampullae of Lorenzini.
These animals' finely tuned electroreceptors, detectors of electrical energy, might pick up sudden changes in Earth's electromagnetic field.
Furthermore, our electrophysiological study failed to identify specialized electroreceptors, suggesting that the ability of P.
For instance, the ichthyosaur might have had electroreceptors in the skin of its face and jaws, says Kear.
The platypus uses its electroreceptors, located near the nose in its bill, to hunt in water.