The action spectrum of the ERG b-wave was measured under dark-adapted conditions in intact goldfish (Carassius auratus). It is substantially broader than the absorption spectrum of goldfish rod porphyropsin. Neither prolonged dark adaptation nor removal of possible efferent neural activity affected its shape. Moreover, a 682-nm background did not produce a selective loss of sensitivity to long wavelengths. The results imply that the spectral sensitivity of the b-wave in dark-adapted goldfish reflects the influence of at least two photoreceptor types which act as a single univariant mechanism near absolute threshold.