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Preferred Term:

otoliths

Definition:
Structures of the inner ear which function in orientation and equilibrium sensing of vertebrates. Otoliths contain calcium concretions useful for species identification and age determination of fish, and provide information about their life history and ecology.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • statoconia
  • otolithic membrane
  • otoconia
  • otolites
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/191711
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