The cornea of the sand lance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creeiidae).

Abstract

The sand lance, Limnichthyes fasciatus, is a small fish, 15-30 mm in length, found on the Great Barrier Reef. The eyes, which are not covered by a spectacle, are externally placed, move independently, and measure about 1 mm in diameter. The cornea, unusual even in the teleost world, is about 0.14 mm thick, which represents one-seventh of the length of the… (More)

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