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Mirrors in eye structure[edit]

This is an interesting news item that I read today: Spookfish uses mirrors for eyes It appears that the four-eyed spookfish to be the first vertebrate ever found to use mirrors, rather than lenses, to focus light in its eyes. Note the article contains a link to the magazine/journal current biology.Kgrr (talk) 19:35, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

The article is not published yet it will be in the next issue I think you have to wait for that before you can edit this page JantjePietje (talk) 00:08, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Probably resulting from the above, this article currently states that the said Spookfish is the only vertebrate that "uses mirrors in its eyes" [sic]. However, the well known tapetum lucidum is clearly a use of a mirror in eyes, though not for focussing: I will therefore amend this article to include the specification of focussing, as the Spookfish's own article already does. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 16:28, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Transparent head[edit]

A new Monterey Bay news release spotlight's the fish's transparent head and ability to rotate its eyes. --Coyoty 23:55, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

hi —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:26, 24 March 2009 (UTC)


It was on msn uk today. Aprilzone (talk) 15:38, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

'It may also serve as an accessory lens ...'[edit]

What's the 'it' here? Notreallydavid (talk) 18:56, 16 August 2015 (UTC)