A line of sensory organs and associated structures along the sides of fish and amphibia that detect vibrations and pressure changes. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_line_system https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0471209627 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0815318960 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: is_formed_by lateral line receptor organ (AAO:0001001)[AAO]

editor note

we model this as being potentially inclusive of lateral line scales, and thus overlapping with the skeletal system. This is to accomodate TAO

external definition

Sensory system which develops from a specialized series of dorsolateral ectodermal placodes named lateral line placodes.[AAO]

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.)[TAO]

has related synonym


lateral-line organs

lateral line stitches

lateral line organs

homology notes

The mechanosensory lateral line system is widely distributed in aquatic anamniotes. It was apparently present in the earliest vertebrates, as it has been identified in agnathans, cartilaginous fishes, bony fishes, lungfishes, the crossopterygian Latimeria, and aquatic amphibians.[well established][VHOG]