Shrimps that pay attention: saccadic eye movements in stomatopod crustaceans.

  title={Shrimps that pay attention: saccadic eye movements in stomatopod crustaceans.},
  author={N. Justin Marshall and Michael F. Land and Thomas W. Cronin},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={369 1636},
Discovering that a shrimp can flick its eyes over to a fish and follow up by tracking it or flicking back to observe something else implies a 'primate-like' awareness of the immediate environment that we do not normally associate with crustaceans. For several reasons, stomatopods (mantis shrimp) do not fit the general mould of their subphylum, and here we add saccadic, acquisitional eye movements to their repertoire of unusual visual capabilities. Optically, their apposition compound eyes… CONTINUE READING
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