Scientific Results

Sensibilità spettrale in Talitrus saltator: Saggi Comportamentali

Year: 2007

Authors: Galanti G., Mercatelli L., Ugolini A.

Autors Affiliation: CNR-Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy;
Dipartimento Biologia Animale e Genetica Università di Firenze

Abstract: We tested the spectral sensitivity of Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda) with binary choice test. Our results confirm the sandhoppers preference for the light with wavelength in the blue range. Therefore, this preference can be modified by adapting the eyes of the individuals to blue light. Moreover we have obtained the first direct proof of the sensitivity of sandhoppers for the UV light

Journal/Review:

Volume: 14 (2)      Pages from: 392  to: 393

KeyWords: talitrus; sandhopper; uv light; sensitivity;

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