Effect of salinity on the refractive index of water: considerations for archer fish aerial vision

Temple, S. E. (2007) Effect of salinity on the refractive index of water: considerations for archer fish aerial vision. Journal of Fish Biology, 70 5: 1626-1629. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01432.x


Author Temple, S. E.
Title Effect of salinity on the refractive index of water: considerations for archer fish aerial vision
Journal name Journal of Fish Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-1112
1095-8649
Publication date 2007-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01432.x
Volume 70
Issue 5
Start page 1626
End page 1629
Total pages 4
Place of publication London
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 020501 Classical and Physical Optics
060801 Animal Behaviour
Abstract The change in the refractive index between fresh and salt water was shown to cause a small shift in the apparent image location of an aerial object viewed from below the water's surface. The impact of this shift may be nominal with respect to archer fish Toxotes spp. spitting accuracy as its magnitude in the direction perpendicular to the spit is close to the width of the spit itself.
Keyword feeding
foraging
predation
spitting
Toxotes chatareus
Toxotes jaculatrix
Q-Index Code C1

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