Growth of the teleost eye: novel solutions to complex constraints

  title={Growth of the teleost eye: novel solutions to complex constraints},
  author={Russell D. Fernald},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
The cichlid fish, Haplochromis burtoni, is highly dependent on vision for survival in its natural habitat. As is true of most teleost fishes, the eyes continue to grow throughout life without any obvious changes in visual capability. In H. burtoni, for example, retinal area may increase by 27 × in just 6 months. During growth, there is no obvious change in the visual sensitivity, visual acuity or lens quality which must all be appropriate for the enlarging eye. This requires that during growth… CONTINUE READING
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