OBO ID: ZFA:0000464
Term Name: otic lateral line Search Ontology:
  • otic lateral lines
Definition: One of eight distinct lateral lines in the 4-day larva positioned anterior 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-15 (30.0h-36.0h)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0000464
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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