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(English) A cyst or large vesicle that contains the otoliths. Divided into an upper portion with three semicircular canals and the utricle and a lower or vestibular portion containing the saccule and the lagena. Sensory organ for the perception of gravity and acceleration. (See also: otolith, larvae, lagena)
(French) Capsule (ou saccule) qui contient les otolithes. Organe sensoriel pour la perception de la gravité et des accélérations. (See also: otolith, larvae, lagena)
(Portuguese) Saco membranoso que contém os otólitos. Orgão sensorial da gravidade e aceleração. (See also: otolith, larvae, lagena)

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