Pankhurst, Patricia M. (2008) Mechanoreception. In: Finn, R.N., and Kapoor, B.G., (eds.) Fish Larval Physiology. Science Publishers, New Hampshire, USA, pp. 305-329.

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[Extract] The lateral line organs and the organs of the inner ear, the semicircular canals and otolith organs, are mechanical displacement detectors that share a common hair cell receptor structure (Flock, 1971; Baxter, 1987; Platt, 1988; Popper et al., 1988). Receptor cells and adjacent support cells make up the sensory epithelia of the mechanosensory organs; the neuromasts, cristae and maculae of the mechanosensory lateral line, semicircular canals and otolith organs, respectively. In juvenile and adult fish mechanosensory organ physiology, morphology and whole animal ecological responses to mechanosensory stimuli, have received considerable attention. Mechanosensory organs, either in isolation, or in conjunction with other sensory organs, are reported to mediate orientation to and position holding of fish in water currents (rheotaxis), the localisation and orientation of conspecifics (schooling) and prey, auditory perception, maintenance of body pressure and equilibrium (vestibular control), and in some blind fish, spatial mapping of the environment in order to avoid obstacles while swimming.

Item ID: 26684
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-57808-388-6
Keywords: marine science, aquaculture, fish, larval fish, physiology
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 02:18
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