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Functional Morphology of the Retina of Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)

For the animal the retina is a sensor-array and imaging-computer to open the window to the photic environment - for the comparative morphologist it is a complex of characters, that tells us stories about functional aspects, ecology, diversity and evolution of alien visual senses. Currently we study several aspects of the functional eye-morphology of anchovies, eels and flatfishes.