Foveate vision in deep-sea teleosts: a comparison of primary visual and olfactory inputs.

  title={Foveate vision in deep-sea teleosts: a comparison of primary visual and olfactory inputs.},
  author={Shaun P. Collin and Dr. Jacqueline J. Lloyd and Hans-Joachim Wagner},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={355 1401},
The relative importance of vision in a foveate group of alepocephalid teleosts is examined in the context of a deep-sea habitat beyond the penetration limits of sunlight. The large eyes of Conocara spp. possess deep convexiclivate foveae lined with Müller cells comprising radial shafts of intermediate filaments and horizontal processes. Photoreceptor cell (171.8 x 10(3) rods mm(-2)) and retinal ganglion cell (11.9 x 10(3) cells mm(-2)) densities peak within the foveal clivus and the perifloveal… CONTINUE READING


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