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electroreceptors

nerve endings which perceive differences in voltage fields; a feature of fish and monotremes.
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2012), it is known that the visual sense in elasmobranchs is complemented by other senses such as electroreception and chemoreception (Kotrschal et al.
This control protocol follows that previously described in other elasmobranch electroreception work (Kalmijn, 1978; Kajiura and Holland.
Electroreception is traditionally thought of as a close-range sensory system employed to detect weak bioelectric fields from cryptic prey, potential mates, and predators at distances of tens of centimeters away from the source (Kalmijn, 1971, 1974; Bedore and Kajiura, 2013).
In addition to detecting bioelectric fields, electroreception has also been suggested as a mechanism to facilitate navigation within the earth's dipole magnetic field (Kalmijn, 1974).
Although electroreception is relatively well studied, even fundamental questions remain unanswered.
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?
A variety of aquatic vertebrates, including teleost and non-teleost fish, amphibians, and monotreme mammals, are sensitive to low-frequency electric signals with thresholds of low nanovolts per centimeter to high microvolts per centimeter, have specialized detectors for these signals, and use electroreception to locate food or orient in their environment (1-9).
clarkii does not use electroreception in locating or identifying its prey in its natural environment.
The future of research on electroreception and electrocommunication.
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.