Pictured is the tree frog Dendropsophus leucophyllatus sitting on a branch in French Guiana. This species has shortwave-filtering pigments in the lenses of its eyes, which may help it to see fine detail while navigating its complex arboreal environment. Photo by Christian Cox.

Tree frogs and day-active frogs block UV light from their eyes with filters in their lenses

Kate N. Thomas, David J. Gower, Jeffrey W. Streicher, Rayna C. Bell, Matthew K. Fujita, Ryan K. Schott, H. Christoph Liedtke, Célio F. B. Haddad, C. Guilherme Becker, Christian L. Cox, Renato A. Martins, Ron H. Douglas This is a plain language summary of a Functional Ecology research article which is published here. This summary is available in Portuguese here Animal eyes are exceptionally diverse, … Continue reading Tree frogs and day-active frogs block UV light from their eyes with filters in their lenses

Foto da perereca Dendropsophus leucophyllatus sobre um galho da vegetação na Guiana Francesa. Esta espécie possui pigmentos de filtragem de ondas curtas nos cristalinos de seus olhos, o que pode ajudá-la a ver detalhes finos enquanto trafega em seu complexo ambiente arbóreo. Foto de Christian Cox.

Rãs arborícolas e rãs diurnas bloqueiam a luz UV de seus olhos com filtros em seus cristalinos

Kate N. Thomas, David J. Gower, Jeffrey W. Streicher, Rayna C. Bell, Matthew K. Fujita, Ryan K. Schott, H. Christoph Liedtke, Célio F. B. Haddad, C. Guilherme Becker, Christian L. Cox, Renato A. Martins, Ron H. Douglas This is a plain language summary of a Functional Ecology research article which is published here. This summary is available in English here Os olhos dos animais são … Continue reading Rãs arborícolas e rãs diurnas bloqueiam a luz UV de seus olhos com filtros em seus cristalinos