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Cone visual pigments and retinal mosaics in the striped marlin

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Three different cone photoreceptor visual pigments in the retina of striped marlin Tetrapturus audax were found with the aid of microspectrophotometry. This provides the first evidence for the basis of colour vision in the Istiophoridae. Furthermore, regional variations in photoreceptor density, type and spatial arrangement indicate differing visual capabilities along different visual axes.

Keywords: billfish; cone mosaic; microspectrophotometry; retinal anatomy; visual pigment

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1095-8649.2003.00246.x

Affiliations: 1: Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia and 2: School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6907, Australia

Publication date: November 1, 2003

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