Ear of the Gourami

This drawing shows the ear of the blue gourami. A medial view is on the left, and the lateral view on the right. The ear has three otolithic organs (saccule, utricle, and lagena) and three semicircular canals. Go to a photograph of a real ear.

Abbreviations: A, H, P - anterior, horizontal, posterior semicircular canals; AN - auditory nerve to saccule; CC - crus commune; L - lagena; LM - lagenar macula; LN - eighth nerve to lagena; LO - lagenar otolith; S - saccule; SM - saccular macula; SO - saccular otolith; U - utricle; UO - utricular otolith.

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