OBO ID: ZFA:0005112
Term Name: dorsal lateral line Search Ontology:
  • dorsal lateral lines
Definition: One of eight distinct lateral lines in the 4-day larva. The dorsal line runs along the dorsal side of the body and never extends beyond the dorsal fin. 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: Hatching:Pec-fin (60.0h-72.0h)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0005112
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
EXPRESSION No data available
PHENOTYPE No data available