Starry eyes on the reef: colour-changing brittle stars can see

An international research team under the direction of the Natural History Museum of Oxford University and with the participation of the Museum of Natural History Berlin, describes in Current Biology a new visual mechanism of the red brittle star Ophiocoma wendtii. It is a relative of starfish and sea urchins living in the reefs of the Caribbean, which has the ability of spatial vision, even if only with a coarse resolution.

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