Macropinna microstoma and the Paradox of Its Tubular Eyes

@article{Robison2008MacropinnaMA,
  title={Macropinna microstoma and the Paradox of Its Tubular Eyes},
  author={Bruce H Robison and Kim R. Reisenbichler},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2008},
  volume={2008},
  pages={780 - 784}
}
Abstract The opisthoproctid fish Macropinna microstoma occupies lower mesopelagic depths in Monterey Bay and elsewhere in the subarctic and temperate North Pacific. Like several other species in the family, Macropinna has upward-directed tubular eyes and a tiny, terminal mouth. This arrangement is such that in their upright position, the visual field of these highly specialized eyes does not include the mouth, which makes it difficult to understand how feeding takes place. In situ observations… Expand
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