Fluorescent Enhancement of Signaling in a Mantis Shrimp

  title={Fluorescent Enhancement of Signaling in a Mantis Shrimp},
  author={Charles H. Mazel and Thomas W. Cronin and Roy L. Caldwell and N. Justin Marshall},
  pages={51 - 51}
Visual signals based on colored pigments can be unreliable in aquatic environments, because the optical properties of water spectrally filter both the incident and the reflected light. Fluorescence has more potential to contribute to color underwater than in terrestrial situations, because the 

Reviewing the relevance of fluorescence in biological systems.

  • M. LagorioG. CordonA. Iriel
  • Biology
    Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology
  • 2015
The state of the art in the research on the fluorescence emitted by plant leaves, fruits, flowers, avians, butterflies, beetles, dragonflies, millipedes, cockroaches, bees, spiders, scorpions and sea organisms is reviewed and its relevance in nature is discussed.

Characterization of Fluorescence in the Marine Environment

Abstract : The overall goal or this project was to explore for and document the fluorescence or marine organisms, primarily on the seafloor, but also in the water column. We wish to determine the

Light-dependent fluorescence in the coral Galaxea fascicularis

It is shown that fluorescence is significantly influenced by light and, therefore, by depth, and supports the “sunscreen” hypothesis and concludes thatfluorescence plays a role in the coral’s defense mechanism against harmful radiation.

Light-dependent fluorescence in the coral Galaxea

It is shown that fluorescence is signif- icantly influenced by light and, therefore, by depth, and support the ''sunscreen'' hypothesis and conclude thatfluorescence plays a role in the coral's defense mechanism against harmful radiation.

Sea as a color palette: the ecology and evolution of fluorescence

Evidence for green fluorescent protein (GFP) orthologs in cephalochordates and non-GFP fluorescent proteins in vertebrates suggests unexplored evolutionary scenarios that favor multiple independent origins of fluorescence across metazoan lineages are suggested.

Method for Determining the Contribution of Fluorescence to an Optical Signature, with Implications for Postulating a Visual Function

The concepts associated with visual signals consisting of both reflected and fluoresced light, and methods for determining the underlying optical properties and using that information to model visual signal under environmentally relevant illumination conditions are described.

Preliminary evidence of fluorescence in Mediterranean heterobranchs

In situ biofluorescence in 53 species of Mediterranean Heterobranchia is investigated to determine whether these animals rely on light emission to enhance the visibility of their colour patterns, and preliminary data might indicate that fluorescence plays an essential role in the enhancement of nudibranch aposematic coloration.

Fluorescence as a means of colour signal enhancement

It is concluded that most observations of fluorescence lack enough evidence to suggest they are used in visually driven behaviours, and should be considered a by-product of a pigment or other molecule.

Botany: Floral fluorescence effect

An internal light-filtering effect in the flowers of Mirabilis jalapa is described, in which the visible fluorescence emitted by one pigment is absorbed by another to create a contrasting fluorescent pattern on the flower's petals.

Fluorescent Protein lures of the hydromedusa Olindias formosa Attract Prey.

Attraction experiments were done with two different species of Sebastes, under blue, yellow, and white illumination conditions and showed an attraction to the fluorescent lures, most notably with the number of attacks made.



Fluorescent signaling in parrots.

It remains a mystery whether naturally occurring fluorescence functions as a signal or is a by-product of pigment structure, but here, it is tested.

Contribution of fluorescence to the spectral signature and perceived color of corals

Solar‐induced fluorescence from pigments in the host tissues of reef corals can make a significant contribution to their spectral signature and can affect their apparent color as perceived by a human

Spectral tuning and the visual ecology of mantis shrimps.

Results show that receptors of the peripheral photoreceptors, those outside the midband which are responsible for standard visual tasks such as spatial vision and motion detection, reveal the well-known pattern of decreasing lambdamax with increasing depth.

Reflective properties of iridophores and fluorescent 'eyespots' in the loliginid squid Alloteuthis subulata and Loligo vulgaris.

Observations were made of the reflective properties of the iridophore stripes of the squid Alloteuthis subulata and Loligo vulgaris, and the likely functions of these stripes are considered in terms