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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (8): jeb175166.
Published: 25 April 2018
... a group. One fish in the school was treated with gentamycin to ablate all hair cells. Both types of neuromasts (canal and superficial) were completely ablated after treatment, but fully regenerated after 1 week. We quantified the structure of the school using nearest neighbor distance, bearing, elevation...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (7): 1050–1059.
Published: 1 April 2016
.... Tavolga ), pp. 553 - 593 . New York : Springer-Verlag . Coombs , S. , Braun , C. B. and Donovan , B. ( 2001 ). The orienting response of Lake Michigan mottled sculpin is mediated by canal neuromasts . J. Exp. Biol. 204 , 337 - 348 . Denton , E. J. and Gray , J...
J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (20): 3284–3294.
Published: 1 October 2015
... to that of many other cichlid fishes, containing lines of superficial neuromasts on the head, trunk and caudal fin, and narrow canals. Astatotilapia burtoni males defend their territories from other males using aggressive behaviors that we classified as non-contact or contact. By chemically and physically...
J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (6): 886–895.
Published: 15 March 2014
.... surface fish) and retained a functional visual system. The flow-sensitive lateral line receptors, called superficial neuromasts, are more numerous in cavefish than in surface fish, but it is unclear whether individual neuromasts differ in sensitivity between these populations. The aims of this study were...
J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (16): 3132–3142.
Published: 15 August 2013
... between populations, and as a cue during development to induce plastic changes. Here, we test whether variation in the risk of predation within and among populations of Trinidadian guppies ( Poecilia reticulata ) influences lateral line morphology. We compared neuromast arrangement in wild-caught guppies...
J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (13): 2515–2522.
Published: 1 July 2013
... cells in lateral line neuromasts. We conclude that further experimental work on teleost electroreceptor development is needed to test such hypotheses. Competing interests No competing interests declared. 30 10 2012 4 3 2013 © 2013. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd...
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (12): 2060–2071.
Published: 15 June 2012
... of neuromast receptor organs that is used to detect unidirectional and oscillatory water flows in a diversity of behavioral contexts, including prey detection ( Coombs and Montgomery, 1999 ; Coombs and Van Netten, 2006 ; reviewed in Webb et al., 2008 ). In addition to having superficial neuromasts...
J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (11): 1857–1866.
Published: 1 June 2011
... lateral line consists of a stereotyped array of 18 mechanosensitive neuromasts bordered by fleshy ridges. By recording microphonic potentials, we found that each neuromast has a unique receptive field defined by its sensitivity to stimulation of the water's surface. The ridges help determine...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (7): 914–921.
Published: 1 April 2009
... neuromasts operate in the same way as the adult organs. Just before and after hatching from their egg membranes we show that Xenopus embryos and tadpoles can respond to water currents by swimming into them. Local stimulation in immobilised animals where motor activity was recorded electrically suggested...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (8): 1548–1559.
Published: 15 April 2006
...Branislava Ćurčić-Blake; Sietse M. van Netten SUMMARY The position of a hydrodynamic dipole source, as encoded in a linear array of mechano-detecting neuromasts in the fish lateral line canal, was electrophysiologically investigated. Measured excitation patterns along the lateral line were...
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (20): 3463–3476.
Published: 15 September 2004
... elasmobranch frequency response hair cell neuromast lateral line stingray Dasyatis sabina The mechanosensory lateral line system of fishes is best known as a detector of hydrodynamic flow across the body surface (for a review, see Coombs and Montgomery, 1999 ). Peripheral lateral line gross...
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (10): 1471–1484.
Published: 15 May 2002
...Sophia Kröther; Joachim Mogdans; Horst Bleckmann SUMMARY The fish lateral line consists of superficial and canal neuromasts. In still water, afferent fibers from both types of neuromast respond equally well to a sinusoidally vibrating sphere. In running water, responses to a vibrating sphere...