Title

Photopigment spectral absorbance of Lake Malawi cichlids

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY

Abstract

To predict spectral sensitivity, microspectrophotometry (MSP) was used to measure absorbance of photoreceptor cells from 15 species of Lake Malaŵi cichlids. Each fish had one rod and at least three cone pigments. UV-sensitive pigments were common, but spectral sensitivity did not clearly correlate with feeding mode or habitat.

DOI

10.1111/j.1095-8649.2005.00992.x

Volume

68

Issue

4

Pages

1291-1299

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