Do you see what I see? Optical morphology and visual capability of ‘disco’ clams (Ctenoides ales)

Abstract

The 'disco' clam Ctenoides ales (Finlay, 1927) is a marine bivalve that has a unique, vivid flashing display that is a result of light scattering by silica nanospheres and rapid mantle movement. The eyes of C. ales were examined to determine their visual capabilities and whether the clams can see the flashing of conspecifics. Similar to the congener C… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/bio.024570

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