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Many fish species also are tuned to the movements of their gas bladder
in response to sound waves, which aids in hearing.
The gas bladder
was inflated and the lumen of the intestine was open (Fig.
The total length (mm), the percentage of larvae with gas bladder
and the notochord flexion of larvae was measured directly with the aid of a stereomicroscope.
At depth the gas bladder
is inflated via the bloodstream to achieve neutral buoyancy.
"The gas bladder
floats at the surface and tentacles are trailing in the water.