This fish doesn’t rely on its eyes to tell if it got its color camouflage right -- it uses its skin.

This Fish Doesn’t Just See With Its Eyes -- It Also Sees With Its Skin.

Now researchers think they know why.


"Dynamic Light Filtering Over Dermal Opsin as a Sensory Feedback System in Fish Color Change," Lorian E. Schweikert, Laura E. Bagge, Lydia F. Naughton, Jacob R. Bolin, Benjamin R. Wheeler, Michael S. Grace, Heather D. Bracken-Grissom, and Sönke Johnsen. Nature Communications, Aug. 22, 2023. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-40166-4