lateral line


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lateral line

n.
A series of sensory pores along the head and sides of fish and some amphibians by which water currents, vibrations, and pressure changes are detected.
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The cephalic lateral line of Normanichthys has been considered in both systematic and phylogenetic studies, considering some bony structures (Yabe & Uyeno, 1996; Mandrytsa, 1993).
Description of the mechanoreceptive lateral line and electroreceptive ampullary systems in the freshwater whipray, Himantura dalyensis.
Lateral line neuromasts in the trunk region were visualized by a Leica confocal microscope TCS SP8.
adanensis has II-III un-branched, 7-9 branched fin rays in dorsal fin, III un-branched, 8-11 branched fin rays in anal fin and 44-59 scales in lateral line (Fig.
Description: Dorsal rays XI,9 (female paratype with XII,9); anal rays 111,9; first dorsal and anal soft rays unbranched, all others branched, the last to base; pectoral rays 15, the upper two un-branched; pelvic rays 1,5; principal caudal rays 13; median 11 unbranched; upper and lower procur-rent caudal rays 6, posteriormost segmented; lateral line interrupted; dorso-anterior series of pored scales 17+7 (17+6-8), scales above lateral line to base of dorsal fin 2; scales below lateral line to base of anal fin 6; median predorsal scales 5; median prepelvic scales 6; circumpeduncular scales 16; horizontal scale rows on cheek 2; gill rakers 13 (1314); branchiostegal rays 5; vertebrae 9 + 16.
But lateral lines, or spurs, distribute the gas to other users, including Fitchburg, Clinton and Worcester.
* When the sharks' vision was blocked, they could compensate by lining up their strikes using their lateral lines.
The original description is brief and provides little information to separate this species from a general Synodus body plan with the exception of the mention of transverse barring on the trunk, 55 mucous canal scales in the lateral line, a projected snout, and 12 pectoral- and anal-fin rays.

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