Letter | Published:

Euphausiopsin, a New Photosensitive Pigment from the Eyes of Euphausiid Crustaceans

Naturevolume 175pages996998 (1955) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

THE eyes of euphausiid shrimps contain large quantities of vitamin A 1. Fisher et al. 1 found a particularly high concentration of the vitamin in the eyes of Euphausia pacifica. These observations have led to speculation that vitamin A may play a part in euphausiid vision.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Fisher, L. R., Kon, S. K., and Thompson, S. Y., J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K., 31 (2), 229 (1952); 33 (3), 589 (1954); 34 (1), 81 (1955).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

    • ELIZABETH M. KAMPA

Authors

  1. Search for ELIZABETH M. KAMPA in:

About this article

Publication history

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/175996b0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.