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, Volume 341, Issue 1, pp 7–14 | Cite as

Die spektrale empfindlichkeit vonTriturus alpestris (Amphibia, Urodela) während des Wasser-und landlebens

  • Werner Himstedt
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Spectral sensitivity ofTriturus alpestris (amphibia, urodela) during aquatic and terrestrial life

Summary

Spectral sensitivity of dark adapted eyes from aquatic and terrestrial animals ofTriturus alpestris was determined using the ERG. Spectral sensitivity changes with transition in a different habitat during metamorphosis and in adult animals in a seasonal course. In aquatic animals (larvae and adults in spring) data agree with the absorption curve for porphyropsin P 5232. In juvenile and adult terrestrial animals in autumn data fit the absorption curve for rhodopsin P 5021.

Key words

Eye Triturus Spectral Sensitivity Visual Pigments ERG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Himstedt
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  1. 1.I. Zoologisches Institut der Universität WienWienÖsterreich

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