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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (7): 1185–1196.
Published: 01 April 2006
..., skin colour changes, body surface temperature, and evaporative water loss rates were examined under a mixture of field and laboratory conditions to ascertain whether changes in skin reflectivity play an important role in this animal's thermal and hydric balance. Field data demonstrated a tight...
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (11): 1759–1769.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Lydia M. Mäthger; Toby F. T. Collins; Pedro A. Lima SUMMARY In this paper we describe changes in spectral reflectivity of the light reflectors (iridophores) of the squid Alloteuthis subulata . The spectral changes that can be seen in living squid, can also be brought about by superfusing whole...
J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (12): 2103–2118.
Published: 15 June 2001
...L. M. Mäthger; E. J. Denton SUMMARY Observations were made of the reflective properties of the iridophore stripes of the squid Alloteuthis subulata and Loligo vulgaris , and the likely functions of these stripes are considered in terms of concealment and signalling. In both species, the mantle...