Communication in the ultraviolet: unravelling the secret language of fish

Siebeck, Ulrike E. (2014). Communication in the ultraviolet: unravelling the secret language of fish. In Guenther Witzany (Ed.), Biocommunication of Animals (pp. 299-320) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7414-8_17

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Author Siebeck, Ulrike E.
Title of chapter Communication in the ultraviolet: unravelling the secret language of fish
Title of book Biocommunication of Animals
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7414-8_17
Open Access Status
ISBN 9789400774131
9789400774148
Editor Guenther Witzany
Volume number 9789400774148
Chapter number 17
Start page 299
End page 320
Total pages 22
Total chapters 21
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Ultraviolet vision is found in animals from across the animal kingdom including some mammals but excluding primates such as humans. Working under the assumption that what is conspicuous for us should also be conspicuous for other animals; scientists have often overlooked the role of UV vision in animal ecology. Indeed, despite the discovery of UV sensitivity well over a century ago, it has only been in the last 30 years that theoreticians and behavioural scientists have begun to interpret the world through the eyes of other animals, including the role UV light plays in signalling. Here, I discuss the conditions necessary for UV communication, focussing on its use in fish. I then go on to describe progress on the role UV plays in the language of fish.
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