Dragon fish see using chlorophyll

  title={Dragon fish see using chlorophyll},
  author={R. Douglas and J. Partridge and K. Dulai and D. Hunt and C. Mullineaux and A. Tauber and P. Hynninen},
  • R. Douglas, J. Partridge, +4 authors P. Hynninen
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Nature
  • Most deep-sea fish have visual pigments that are most sensitive to wavelengths around 460-490 nm, the intensity maxima of both conventional blue bioluminescence and dim residual sunlight. The predatory deep-sea dragon fish Malacosteus niger, the closely related Aristostomias sp. and Pachystomias microdon can, in addition to blue bioluminescence, also emit far-red light from suborbital photophores, which is invisible to other deep-sea animals. Whereas Aristostomias sp. enhances its long… CONTINUE READING
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