Mantis Shrimp See UV Colors Far Beyond Human Vision Range

July 7, 2014 1:12 PM

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Mantis Shrimp See UV Colors Far Beyond Human Vision Range

In an interesting new discovery, it has been found that while the highly advanced humans receive color information via three color receptors in their eyes, the mantis shrimp (Neogonodactylus oerstedii) has 12 such receptors.

This means that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet (UV) color vision.

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