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Marine Biological Laboratory

Iridescence in Squid

Caption: Neurally activated iridescence in squid iridophores. Doryteuthis pealeii have conspicuous pigmentary chromatophores and underlying structurally colored iridophores.

Credit: Wardill, Gonzalez-Bellido, Crook & Hanlon, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

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