To predict spectral sensitivity, microspectrophotometry (MSP) was used to measure absorbance of photoreceptor cells from 15 species of Lake Malaŵi cichlids. Each fish had one rod and at least three cone pigments. UV-sensitive pigments were common, but spectral sensitivity did not clearly correlate with feeding mode or habitat.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Aquatic Science