In scallops 100 eyes

... And even a little more. Multi-colored robes of bivalve bears on the edge of many fine sensory cilia, which are located at the base of numerous small "mantle eye" that harvesting scallops beautiful glow green light.

The eyes of the scallop can "see" only a short distance away. Thus, only when the greatest enemy of scallops starfish close to him almost right, shellfish jump "takes flight».

Mantle eyes scallops are quite complex: they are closed vesicular education, sitting on small stems.

The eyes are the cornea, light-refracting lens and retina patelliform, underlaid with two layers - the so-called "mirror" that reflects light (which depends on a greenish glint in their eyes), and the pigmented layer.



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