The Optomotor Response in Weak-electric Mormyrid Fish: Can they See?
Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
1982 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie
Volume 60, Issue 4, pages 306–312, January-December 1982
How to Cite
Teyssedre, C. and Moller, P. (1982), The Optomotor Response in Weak-electric Mormyrid Fish: Can they See?. Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 60: 306–312. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1982.tb01088.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
- Received: February 1, 1982 Accepted: May 24, 1982
The present study has explored the optomotor response in two species of mormyrid fish, Gnathonemus petersii and Brienomyrus niger. Both species tended to follow a black and white striped stimulus pattern under illumination levels of 6, 12, and 60 lx. The optomotor response ceased to occur under 540 lx. The behavioral data support earlier histological findings implicating the mormyrid retina in dim light vision.