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2011-07-20 17:17:53

'4-eyed fish' shows how gene expression enables adaptation A "four-eyed" fish that sees simultaneously above and below the water line has offered up a dramatic example of how gene expression allows organisms to adapt to their environment. Gregory L. Owens, a University of British Columbia graduate student, found a sharp divide between the upper and lower sections of the eyes of Anableps anableps, a six- to 12-inch fish closely related to guppies. The findings were published today online in...

2008-06-17 00:00:15

By ALLAN TUDOR Strange eyes, odd sex lives and the ability to breathe out of water: the latest arrivals at Living Coasts, Torquay, are among the most peculiar fish on the planet. Torquay's marine discovery centre has just received a dozen four- eyed fish, Anableps anableps which will be going on public display in July as part of a pounds1million development of the attraction. A Living Coasts spokesman said: "Nature has dealt these creatures, which live on river estuaries and mangrove...


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2007-02-21 12:17:11

The four-eyed fishes are a genus, Anableps, of fishes in the family Anablepidae. They have eyes raised above the top of the head and divided in two different parts, so that they can see below and above the water surface at the same time. Like their relatives, the one-sided live bearers, they only mate on one side, right-"handed" males with left-"handed" females and vice versa.

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