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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.
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  • statoconia
  • otolithic membrane
  • otoconia
  • otolites
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