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In fish and some Amphibia, the basic receptor units of the acoustico-lateralis system. The receptor cells are surrounded by a clump of supporting cells, the units being covered by a gelatinous capsule (cupula). Physical changes in the environment are relayed to the brain by means of electrical discharges through special nerve fibres.

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