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The firefly squid, Watasenia scintillans, has three visual pigments

Masatsugu Seidou, Kinya Narita, Masanao Michinomae, and Yuji Kito

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0336
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter describes the three visual pigments and their distribution in the retina of Watasenia scintillans. These have absorbance maxima at 471 nm, 484 nm, and 501 nm. The 484 nm pigment is based ... More


The Five Percent Solution to Vision

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter begins with the concept of the evolution of the eye by natural selection as argued by Charles Darwin and others and goes on to describe vision in various life forms. The chapter ... More


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