Visual tuning in the flashlight fish Anomalops katoptron to detect blue, bioluminescent light

@article{Mark2018VisualTI,
  title={Visual tuning in the flashlight fish Anomalops katoptron to detect blue, bioluminescent light},
  author={Melanie D. Mark and Marcel Donner and Dennis Eickelbeck and Jennifer Stepien and Minou Nowrousian and Ulrich K{\"u}ck and Frank Paris and Jens Hellinger and Stefan Herlitze},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2018},
  volume={13}
}
Bioluminescence is a fascinating phenomenon and can be found in many different organisms including fish. It has been suggested that bioluminescence is used for example for defense, prey attraction, and for intraspecific communication to attract for example sexual partners. The flashlight fish, Anomalops katoptron (A. katoptron), is a nocturnal fish that produces bioluminescence and lives in shallow waters, which makes it ideal for laboratory studies. In order to understand A. katoptron’s… 
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