Behavioural studies of fish vision: an analysis of visual capabilities

  • Ron H. Douglas
  • Craig W. Hawryshyn


What can fish see? This is the central question of this chapter. To find out what a human perceives is (although our colleagues in the field of human psychophysics will undoubtedly disagree) a relatively easy task: all you have to do is ask them! It is difficult to apply a comparable criterion to animals. Given the fact that fish cannot speak, one has to rely on monitoring some form of behaviour that is modulated by visual stimuli to find out what the fish can see.


Rainbow Trout Spectral Sensitivity Colour Vision Visual Pigment Carassius Auratus 
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