The comparative morphology of pit organs in elasmobranchs.

  title={The comparative morphology of pit organs in elasmobranchs.},
  author={Meredith B Peach and N. Justin Marshall},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  volume={270 6},
The pit organs of elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays) are free neuromasts of the mechanosensory lateral line system. Pit organs, however, appear to have some structural differences from the free neuromasts of bony fishes and amphibians. In this study, the morphology of pit organs was investigated by scanning electron microscopy in six shark and three ray species. In each species, pit organs contained typical lateral line hair cells with apical stereovilli of different lengths arranged in an… CONTINUE READING
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