Eyes see above and below water surface: four-eyed fish
Split eyes of the four-eyed fish allow it to see above and below the surface of the water simultaneously due to varying thickness in the lens.
|Process information >|
|Sense signals/environmental cues >|
|Light - visible spectrum|
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Treatments for cataracts. Lens designers can use this technique to develop optics for multiple media applications.|
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Anableps anableps (Linnaeus, 1758)
[Foureyed fish, Four-eyes, Largescale foureyes, Star gazer, Striped foureyed fish]
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Some organism data provided by: FishBase
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Treatments for cataracts. Lens designers can use this technique to develop optics for multiple media applications.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Medical