The electric sense of the paddlefish: a passive system for the detection and capture of zooplankton prey.

@article{Wilkens2002TheES,
  title={The electric sense of the paddlefish: a passive system for the detection and capture of zooplankton prey.},
  author={Lon A. Wilkens and M. H. Hofmann and Winfried Wojtenek},
  journal={Journal of physiology, Paris},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 5-6},
  pages={363-77}
}
Behavioral and electrophysiological experiments have shown that the elongated paddlefish rostrum, with its extensive population of ampullae of Lorenzini, constitutes a passive electrosensory antenna of great sensitivity and spatial resolution. As demonstrated in juvenile paddlefish, the passive electrosense serves a novel function in feeding serving as the primary, if not exclusive sensory modality for the detection and capture of zooplanktonic prey. Ampullary receptors are sensitive to the… CONTINUE READING

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