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Lateral Line System


A diagram of a Lateral Line on a shark
A diagram of a Lateral Line on a shark


The Lateral Line System is a sensory system in fish and some amphibians that is used to detect pressure waves travelling through water, allowing the animal to sense movement.


The system consists of sensors arranged in a line along both sides of the body


Associated terms: Lateral Organ, Lateral Line Sensory Organ

 


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