The anatomy of the eye of Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus - Ekaterina Khramova


Name: Ekaterina Khramova
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Title: The anatomy of the eye of Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus
Specie: Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus

Description: One of the most remarkable things about the living fossil Nautilus is ist visual system: it remained unchanged since the dinosaur era. The eye of the mollusk has no lens and can be compared to a pinhole camera, which is more primitive than the eyes of most other cephalopods.
The illustration shows the vertical section of the so called pinhole eye: 1. water-filled cavity 2. photoreceptor layer (retina) 3. optic nerve 4. epithelium

Category: Scientific illustration

Technique: watercolor,colored pencils
Size: 42×29.7
Year: 2019

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