OBO ID: ZFA:0000344
Term Name: middle lateral line Search Ontology:
  • middle lateral lines
Definition: One of eight distinct lateral lines in the 4-day larva positioned posterior to the ear. A sensory system on the surface of the fish, consisting of small sensory patches (neuromasts) distributed in discrete lines over the body surface. The lateral line system is stimulated by local water displacements and vibrations, and detects propulsion of the fish through the water, as well as facilitating shoaling, prey capture, and predator and obstacle avoidance. (See Anatomical Atlas entry for lateral line by T. Whitfield.) (1)
Appears at: Pharyngula:Prim-25 (36.0h-42.0h)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0000344
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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