The visual pigment of a stomatopod crustacean,Squilla empusa

  title={The visual pigment of a stomatopod crustacean,Squilla empusa},
  author={Thomas W. Cronin},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Stomatopod crustaceans are visually active animals which have large, mobile compound eyes of unique design. Aspects of their ecology and behavior suggest they may be able to discriminate hues. Isolated rhabdoms of the squillid stomatopod,Squilla empusa, were investigated using microspectrophotometry and fluorometry. A single rhodopsin, ofλ max507 nm, exists in the main rhabdom. Its stable metarhodopsin, withλ max503 nm, possesses typical arthropod fluorescence characteristics. No evidence was… CONTINUE READING
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