, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp 830–831 | Cite as

Spectral sensitivity in a fresh-water Gastrotrich (Lepidodermella squamatum Dujardin)

  • M. Balsamo


Confronted with a series of alternative choices between environmental lights of different wavelengths,Lepidodermella squamatum Dujardin (Gastrotricha) shows a selective sensitivity towards coloured lights, especially blue, in preference to white light.


Colour White Light Spectral Sensitivity Environmental Light Colour Light 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Balsamo
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  1. 1.Istituto di Zoologia dell'Università di ModenaModena(Italy)

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