Filtering and polychromatic vision in mantis shrimps: Themes in visible and ultraviolet vision

Cronin, Thomas W., Bok, Michael J., Marshall, N. Justin and Caldwell, Roy L. (2014) Filtering and polychromatic vision in mantis shrimps: Themes in visible and ultraviolet vision. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369 1636: . doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0032


Author Cronin, Thomas W.
Bok, Michael J.
Marshall, N. Justin
Caldwell, Roy L.
Title Filtering and polychromatic vision in mantis shrimps: Themes in visible and ultraviolet vision
Journal name Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0962-8436
1471-2970
Publication date 2014-02-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1098/rstb.2013.0032
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 369
Issue 1636
Total pages 11
Place of publication London United Kingdom
Publisher The Royal Society Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Stomatopod crustaceans have the most complex and diverse assortment of retinal photoreceptors of any animals, with 16 functional classes. The receptor classes are subdivided into sets responsible for ultraviolet vision, spatial vision, colour vision and polarization vision. Many of these receptor classes are spectrally tuned by filtering pigments located in photoreceptors or overlying optical elements. At visible wavelengths, carotenoproteins or similar substances are packed into vesicles used either as serial, intrarhabdomal filters or lateral filters. A single retina may contain a diversity of these filtering pigments paired with specific photoreceptors, and the pigments used vary between and within species both taxonomically and ecologically. Ultraviolet- filtering pigments in the crystalline cones serve to tune ultraviolet vision in these animals as well, and some ultraviolet receptors themselves act as birefringent filters to enable circular polarization vision. Stomatopods have reached an evolutionary extreme in their use of filter mechanisms to tune photoreception to habitat and behaviour, allowing them to extend the spectral range of their vision both deeper into the ultraviolet and further into the red.
Keyword Colour vision
Polarization vision
Spectral filtering
Stomatopod
Ultraviolet vision
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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