Aerial Vision: Unique Adaptation in an Intertidal Fish

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Science  01 May 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3931, pp. 586-588
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3931.586


Mnierpes macrocephalus, a clinid fish of rocky shores of the eastern tropical Pacific, makes frequent terrestrial sojourns. The normal fish eye is myopic in air because of curvature of the cornea. This is overcome in Mnierpes by the presence of two flattened corneal surfaces.

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