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The development of seahorse vision: morphological and behavioural aspects

Lee, Hie Rin

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Seahorses are visually guided feeders that rely on a well-developed visual system to successfully predate on small shrimp and plankton. Despite their dependence on vision for feeding and survival, very little is known about seahorse vision and visual development. Many species of seahorse have a specialisation in their retina associated with acute vision, a convexiclivate, rod-free fovea located at the centre of gaze. In the first part of this thesis, the foveae of temperate Hippocampus...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12373

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