The morphology of the pit organs and lateral line canal neuromasts of Mustelus antarcticus (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae)

@article{Peach2000TheMO,
  title={The morphology of the pit organs and lateral line canal neuromasts of Mustelus antarcticus (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae)},
  author={Meredith B. Peach and Greg W. Rouse},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2000},
  volume={80},
  pages={155 - 162}
}
  • M. PeachG. Rouse
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
The pit organs (free neuromasts) of sharks are part of the lateral line sensory system, but there is still confusion about their exact morphology and function(s). This is partly because of reported physiological differences between the pit organs and the lateral line canal neuromasts, and partly because the morphology of pit organs has not been adequately documented. To compare their morphology, the pit organs and canal neuromasts of the gummy shark Mustelus antarcticus (Chondrichthyes… 

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