The Structure and Phylogeny of Iridescent Corneas in Fishes

  • J. N. Lythgoe
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)


The iridescence so frequently seen in benthic and demersal marine teleosts shows little superficial difference between specieso The structures involved are too small to be resolved by the light microscope, but the electron microscope shows that iridescence is produced by several anatomically distinct structures in different taxonomic groups of fishes.


Collagen Fibril Corneal Stroma Sand Goby Collagen Stroma Corneal Structure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Lythgoe
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  1. 1.MRC Vision UnitUniversity of SussexFalmer, BrightonUK

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