Photoreceptor spectral absorbance in larval and adult winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus).

  title={Photoreceptor spectral absorbance in larval and adult winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus).},
  author={Barbara I. Evans and Ferenc I. H{\'a}rosi and Russell D. Fernald},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  volume={10 6},
The habitat occupied by larval winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) differs considerably in light regime from that of the adult. To understand how the visual system has adapted to such changes, photoreceptor spectral absorbance was measured microspectrophotometrically in premetamorphic and postmetamorphic specimens of winter flounder. Before metamorphosis, larval flounder retinas contain only one kind of photoreceptor which is morphologically cone-like with peak absorbance at 519 nm… CONTINUE READING
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