Fish lateral line sense organ, artwork

Fish lateral line sense organ, artwork

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Caption: Fish lateral line sense organ, artwork. In addition to the normal senses, most fish also have a sensitive sense organ the lateral line system (red). It consists of a series of small channels in the fish's skin, sitting in a visible band on the side of the fish. In many species, branches of this system extend onto the head. Sensitive hair cells in these channels pass electrical stimuli to the brain if moved. This allows the fish to detect water movement, increasing its ability to swim in shoals, evade predators, and orientate itself. This sensory system is analogous to the hair cells used in the inner ear and balance (vestibular) systems in humans.

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