Topography and mechanics of the cupula in the fish lateral line. I. Variation of cupular structure and composition in three dimensions.


The cupula of the supraorbital neuromast in the lateral line canal of the clown knifefish contains vertical columns. In the central region of the cupula overlying the macula, these columns are densely packed, are relatively constant in size, and run from the base of the cupula to the surface of the cupula which is exposed to canal fluid. There are two types… (More)


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