Specialization of retinal function in the compound eyes of mantis shrimps

  title={Specialization of retinal function in the compound eyes of mantis shrimps},
  author={W. CroninThomas and N. Justin Marshall and Roy L. Caldwell and N. Shashar},
  journal={Vision Research},
Visual function and its specialization at the level of the retina were studied in 13 species of stomatopod crustaceans, representing three superfamilies: Gonodactyloidea, Lysiosquilloidea, and Squilloidea. We measured attenuation and irradiance spectra in the environment of each species, at the actual depths and times of activity where we observed individuals. We also characterized the intrahabdomal filters of all study species and determined the absolute spectral sensitivity functions and… CONTINUE READING

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