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High e-vector acuity in the polarisation vision system of the fiddler crab Uca vomeris

How, Martin J.; Pignatelli, Vincenzo; Temple, Shelby E.; Marshall, Justin Nicholas; Hemmi, Jan

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Polarisation vision is used by a variety of species in many important tasks, including navigation and orientation (e.g. desert ant), communication and signalling (e.g. stomatopod crustaceans), and as a possible substitute for colour vision (e.g. cephalopod molluscs). Fiddler crabs are thought to possess the anatomical structures necessary to detect polarised light, and occupy environments rich in polarisation cues. Yet little is known about the capabilities of their polarisation sense. A...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64829
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.068544

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