Distribution of optokinetic sensitivity over the eye of crabs: its relation to habitat and possible role in flow-field analysis

@article{Nalbach2004DistributionOO,
  title={Distribution of optokinetic sensitivity over the eye of crabs: its relation to habitat and possible role in flow-field analysis},
  author={H. -O. Nalbach and Gerbera Nalbach},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={160},
  pages={127-135}
}
Summary1.The way the sensitivity of the optokinetic response varies with azimuth and elevation was studied in several species of brachyuran crabs:Mictyris longicarpus andHeloecius cordiformis, both inhabiting mud flats;Carcinus maenas andPachygrapsus marmoratus, inhabiting densely structured environments.Mictyris is an exclusively forward walking crab, the other species usually run sideways.2.All species investigated respond maximally to lateral optokinetic stimulation. When they see with both… Expand

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