Visual acuity, environmental complexity, and social organization in African cichlid fishes.

@article{Dobberfuhl2005VisualAE,
  title={Visual acuity, environmental complexity, and social organization in African cichlid fishes.},
  author={Adam P. Dobberfuhl and Jeremy F. P. Ullmann and Caroly A. Shumway},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={119 6},
  pages={
          1648-55
        }
}
The authors studied the effects of habitat complexity and social organization on visual acuity in closely related cichlid fishes (the Ectodini clade). The authors quantified habitat complexity among sand, intermediate, and rock habitats using chromatic difference measures (intensity analysis). Visual acuity was measured behaviorally, using optomotor/optokinetic responses to rotating square-wave stimuli. The rock-dwelling Asprotilapia leptura exhibited the best visual ability, compared with the… Expand

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