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Tetrachromacy, oil droplets and bird plumage colours
This work examines the advantages of coloured oil droplets, UV vision and tetrachromacy for discriminating a diverse set of avian plumage spectra under natural illumination and finds that Discriminability is enhanced both by tetrACHromacy and coloured oil Droplets. Expand
Monitoring coral bleaching using a colour reference card
A reference card that uses differences in coral colour was developed as an inexpensive, rapid and non-invasive method for the assessment of bleaching and offers the potential for rapid, wide-area assessment of changing coral condition. Expand
The Eyes Have It: Regulatory and Structural Changes Both Underlie Cichlid Visual Pigment Diversity
Differential gene expression and coding sequence evolution play complementary roles in the adaptive diversification of cichlid sensory systems.
The UV visual world of fishes: a review
Discovery of UV visual pigments with peak absorption at around 360 nm in teleost cone photoreceptors indicates that many teleost fishes may be adapted for vision in the UV range, and suggests that UV vision may well be co-opted through natural selection for other functions. Expand
The eyes of deep-sea fish I: Lens pigmentation, tapeta and visual pigments
This paper summarises the reflective properties of the ocular tapeta often found in deep-sea fish, the pigmentation of their lenses and the absorption characteristics of their visual pigments, and highlights three genera of stomiid dragonfishes, which uniquely produce far red bioluminescence from suborbital photophores. Expand
Visual Biology of Hawaiian Coral Reef Fishes. I. Ocular Transmission and Visual Pigments
Spectrophotometry of the lens, cornea, and humors for 195 species from 49 families found that the spectral composition of the light transmitted to the retina was most often limited by the lens (73% of species examined), and these species could possess true UV-color vision and hue discrimination. Expand
Communication and camouflage with the same 'bright' colours in reef fishes.
  • N. Marshall
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 September 2000
The spectra of colours in high spatial frequency patterns are often well designed to be very conspicuous to a colour vision system at close range but well camouflaged at a distance, and reef fishes use a combination of colour and behaviour to regulate their conspicuousness and crypsis. Expand
A review of vertebrate and invertebrate ocular filters
The spectral information available to an animal’s visual system depends both on the wavelengths reaching its outer segments and the visual pigments contained within them. The former is governed notExpand
Mechanisms and behavioural functions of structural coloration in cephalopods
It is illustrated how structural coloration contributes to the overall appearance of the cephalopods during intra- and interspecific behavioural interactions including camouflage. Expand
A unique colour and polarization vision system in mantis shrimps
The arrangement of tiered microvilli in two other midband rows suggests that they provide a unique form of polarization vision, which may be adapted in a unique manner for colour and polarization vision. Expand