otoliths

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Related to otolites: Semicircular canals, vertigo

otoliths

Tiny calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear. See vestibular system.
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It must be emphasized that age determination in tropical fish is difficult, even impossible, using traditional techniques based on scales or otolites, because of minor variations between seasons.