Colour vision and visual ecology of the blue-spotted maskray, Dasyatis kuhlii Müller & Henle, 1814

@article{Theiss2006ColourVA,
  title={Colour vision and visual ecology of the blue-spotted maskray, Dasyatis kuhlii M{\"u}ller & Henle, 1814},
  author={Susan Theiss and Thomas J. Lisney and Shaun P. Collin and Nathan Scott Hart},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2006},
  volume={193},
  pages={67-79}
}
Relatively little is known about the physical structure and ecological adaptations of elasmobranch sensory systems. In particular, elasmobranch vision has been poorly studied compared to the other senses. Virtually nothing is known about whether elasmobranchs possess multiple cone types, and therefore the potential for colour vision, or how the spectral tuning of their visual pigments is adapted to their different lifestyles. In this study, we measured the spectral absorption of the rod and… CONTINUE READING
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