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Table 2 Mean values (±s.e.m.) of the area, number of ciliary bundles (no. of cbs) and estimated total number of ciliary bundles of the macula sacculi and macula lagenae, respectively, as well as mean values (±s.e.m.) for area and weight of otoliths and three ratios discussed in the main text

From: Are accessory hearing structures linked to inner ear morphology? Insights from 3D orientation patterns of ciliary bundles in three cichlid species

    S. tinanti H. guttatus E. maculatus
Macula sacculi (Ms) Area [μm2]   306,620 ± 48,634 522,290 ± 35,764 619,646 ± 24,902
  No. of cbs 1 175 ± 12.8 139 ± 9.0 130 ± 5.6
   2 263 ± 5.4 274 ± 13.6 209 ± 8.4
   3 271 ± 4.7 243 ± 19.4 319 ± 7.5
   4 306 ± 21.7 209 ± 17.9 289 ± 6.6
   5 245 ± 13.3 178 ± 12.3 220 ± 4.8
   6 254 ± 12.8 300 ± 13.1 326 ± 7.1
  Estimated total no.   7,734 ± 1,078 11,430 ± 575 14,871 ± 725
Macula lagenae (Ml) Area [μm2]   86,671 ± 10,484 131,282 ± 4,537 307,651 ± 16,802
  No. of cbs 1 506 ± 7.5 424 ± 17.6 321 ± 10.5
   2 345 ± 12.4 295 ± 10.3 248 ± 21.6
   3 370 ± 5.3 312 ± 9.8 260 ± 14.8
  Estimated total no.   3,491 ± 755 4,494 ± 127 8,297 ± 646
Saccular otolith (SO) Area [μm2]   907,214 ± 138,269 1,856,923 ± 34,540 2,301,892 ± 90,444
  Weight [μg]   598 ± 116 1,319 ± 29 2,039 ± 125
Lagenar otolith (LO) Area [μm2]   108,403 ± 9,991 212,385 ± 6,912 391,103 ± 14,588
  Weight [μg]   34 ± 1.7 145 ± 4.5 83 ± 4.1
Utricular otolith (UO) Weight [μg]   92 ± 8.3 37 ± 3.5 220 ± 11.3
Ratios Area (Ms/Ml)   3.4 ± 0.24 4.0 ± 0.37 2.0 ± 0.05
  Area (Ostium/Cauda)   0.9 ± 0.04 1.0 ± 0.05 1.7 ± 0.05
  Area (SO/LO)   8.1 ± 0.54 8.8 ± 0.32 5.9 ± 0.16