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No role for direct touch using the pectoral fins, as an information gathering strategy in a blind fish.

Abstract:

Blind Mexican cave fish (Astyanax fasciatus) lack a functional visual system and have been shown to sense their environment using a technique called hydrodynamic imaging, whereby nearby objects are detected by sensing distortions in the flow field of water around the body using the mechanosensory lateral line. This species has also been noted to touch obstacles, mainly with the pectoral fins, apparently using this tactile information alongside hydrodynamic imaging to sense their surroundings....

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10.1007/s00359-010-0615-4

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Windsor, S More by this author
de Perera, TB More by this author
Journal:
Journal of comparative physiology. A, Neuroethology, sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology
Volume:
197
Issue:
4
Pages:
321-327
Publication date:
2011-04-05
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EISSN:
1432-1351
ISSN:
0340-7594
URN:
uuid:47760d1a-f68f-4469-ac52-5e5c0efc8da4
Source identifiers:
244644
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pubs:244644

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