Integumental reddish‐violet coloration owing to novel dichromatic chromatophores in the teleost fish, Pseudochromis diadema

@article{Goda2011IntegumentalRC,
  title={Integumental reddish‐violet coloration owing to novel dichromatic chromatophores in the teleost fish, Pseudochromis diadema},
  author={Makoto Goda and Mihoko Ohata and Hayato Ikoma and Yoshinori Fujiyoshi and Masazumi Sugimoto and Ryozo Fujii},
  journal={Pigment Cell \& Melanoma Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={24}
}
In the reddish‐violet parts of the skin of the diadema pseudochromis Pseudochromis diadema, we found novel dichromatic chromatophores with a reddish pigment and reflecting platelets. We named these novel cells ‘erythro‐iridophores’. In standard physiological solution, erythro‐iridophores displayed two hues, red and dark violet when viewed with an optical microscope under ordinary transmission light and epi‐illumination optics, respectively. Under transmission electron microscopy, however, we… 

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