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Sensory Evolution on the ThresholdAdaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates$
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J. G. M. Thewissen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252783

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252783.001.0001

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Electroreception

Electroreception

Chapter:
(p.325) 20 Electroreception
Source:
Sensory Evolution on the Threshold
Author(s):

Lon A. Wilkens

Michael H. Hofmann

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0020

This chapter discusses electoreception in aquatic tetrapods. It gives a brief overview of the physics of electroreception, and then identifies aquatic tetrapods with electrosense abilities. It also describes the presence of electroreceptors in aquatic tetrapods and examines their function as an electrosensory antenna. It then investigates electroreception with respect to prey detection.

Keywords:   electroreception, aquatic tetrapods, electrosense, electroceptors, prey detection

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