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Spectral absorption of visual pigments in stomatopod larval photoreceptors
(Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016-01-14)
Larval stomatopod eyes appear to be much simpler versions of adult compound eyes, lacking most of the visual pigment diversity and photoreceptor specializations. Our understanding of the visual pigment diversity of larval ...
Out of the blue: the evolution of horizontally polarized signals in Haptosquilla (Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Protosquillidae)
(The Company of Biologists Ltd, 2014-07-09)
The polarization of light provides information that is used by many animals for a number of different visually guided behaviours. Several marine species, such as stomatopod crustaceans and cephalopod molluscs, communicate ...
Hiding opaque eyes in transparent organisms: a potential role for larval eyeshine in stomatopod crustaceans
(The Company of Biologists Ltd, 2014-06-23)
Opaque screening pigments are a fundamental requisite for preserving resolution in image-forming eyes. Possession of any type of image-forming eye in a transparent, pelagic animal will thus undermine the ability of that ...
A novel function for a carotenoid: astaxanthin used as a polarizer for visual signalling in a mantis shrimp
(The Company of Biologists Ltd, 2011-11-17)
Biological signals based on color patterns are well known, but some animals communicate by producing patterns of polarized light. Known biological polarizers are all based on physical interactions with light such as ...
Shrimps that pay attention: saccadic eye movements in stomatopod crustaceans
(The Royal Society, 2014-02-19)
Discovering that a shrimp can flick its eyes over to a fish and follow up by tracking it or flicking back to observe something else implies a ‘primate-like’ awareness of the immediate environment that we do not normally ...
Biological polarized light reflectors in stomatopod crustaceans
Body parts that can reflect highly polarized light have been found in several species of stomatopod crustaceans (mantis shrimps). These polarized light reflectors can be grossly divided into two major types. The first ...
Fine structure and optical properties of biological polarizers in crustaceans and cephalopods
The lighting of the underwater environment is constantly changing due to attenuation by water, scattering by suspended particles, as well as the refraction and reflection caused by the surface waves. These factors pose a ...
Polarization signals in mantis shrimps
While color signals are well known as a form of animal communication, a number of animals communicate using signals based on patterns of polarized light reflected from specialized body parts or structures. Mantis shrimps, ...
Circular Polarization Vision in a Stomatopod Crustacean
(Elsevier B.V, 2008-03-25)
We describe the addition of a fourth visual modality in the animal kingdom, the perception of circular polarized light. Animals are sensitive to various characteristics of light, such as intensity, color, and linear ...
Quick guide Stomatopods
(Elsevier B.V, 2006-04-04)