The nature and role of pigments of marine invertebrates.

  title={The nature and role of pigments of marine invertebrates.},
  author={Wickramasinghe M. Bandaranayake},
  journal={Natural product reports},
  volume={23 2},
Marine animals, especially those from tropical waters, are often brilliantly coloured, and bright colouration is widespread in both sessile and non-sessile invertebrates. These spectacular natural colours are common in species inhabiting shallow waters, and appear not only in animals exposed to bright light, but also in those living in dark areas where colours are visible only with artificial illumination. Marine organisms also show variation in colour with depth and geographical location, and… CONTINUE READING