Eye accommodation during prey capture behaviour in salamanders (Salamandra salamandra L.)

  • Werner C
  • Himstedt W
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Abstract

The eyes of fire salamanders were examined refractometrically before, during and after prey capture behaviour. It was ascertained that the refraction makes a myopic shift before the salamander turns to the prey. This means that fire salamanders use accommodation for distance estimation. © 1984.

Author-supplied keywords

  • accommodation
  • depth perception
  • prey capture behaviour
  • refraction measurements
  • retinoscopy
  • salamander

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Authors

  • Claudia Werner

  • Werner Himstedt

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