The sensory organ in fish that allows fish to be aware of the movement, speed, and direction of the water currents around the fish’s body. Neuromasts are similar to the mammalian inner ear that gives land animals a sense of balance.
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Chapter 10: Ears
...sensory lines run under the trout’s skin and send hair-like projections into jelly-filled sacs called neuromasts. When water flows around the fish, the neuromasts change shape and the hairs send an... (full context)