Skip to main content

Magnetic particles associated with the lateral line of the European eel Anguilla anguilla

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Magnetization measurements of the European eel Anguilla anguilla demonstrated the presence of magnetic material concentrated in the region of the mandibular canals of the lateral line system. The data suggest that the material is magnetite, has a size suitable for magnetoreception and is of biogenic origin. The presence of magnetic particles in the lateral line system is discussed in relation to their possible role in allowing the fish to orientate with respect to the geomagnetic field during their extensive oceanic spawning migrations.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Anguilla anguilla; European eel; lateral line; magnetic particles; migration

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences, Lowestoft Laboratory, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0HT, U.K.

Publication date: 01 May 2009

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more