Distribution and Development of Retinomotor Responses

  • M. A. Ali
  • H.-J. Wagner
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)


Retinomotor responses as we understand them are almost completely restricted to the teleosts among fishes (see also Ali, this volume). Outside this group they occur only in the holostean, Amia, which is closely related to the teleosts. In Amia only the epithelial pigment and the rods move and even these responses are low in amplitude. Among the teleosts retinomotor responses occur in a large number of species belonging to a wide variety of orders, families and genera and occupying different habitats.


Atlantic Salmon Shelf Water Active Swimmer Schooling Fish Visual Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Ali
    • 1
    • 2
  • H.-J. Wagner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dépt. de Biol.Univ. de MontréalCanada
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Morphologie & AnatomieUniversität RegensburgGermany

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