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Functional Anatomy of the Fiddler Crab Compound Eye ( Uca vomeris : Ocypodidae, Brachyura, Decapoda)

Alkaladi, Ali; Zeil, Jochen


We describe the structural organization of the ommatidium in the compound eye of the fiddler crab, Uca vomeris, at both the light- and the electron-microscopy levels. We pay particular attention to the organization of the optical system, the retinular cells, the rhabdom, and of pigment cells. Although the fiddler crab compound eye is of the apposition type, typical for Brachyuran crabs, we identify a number of novel, functionally relevant aspects of ommatidial organization that have not...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Neurology
DOI: 10.1002/cne.23472


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