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Title:Responses of the Large-mouth Black Bass to Colors
Author(s):Brown, Frank A., Jr.
Subject(s):Large-mouth bass
Abstract:In view of the small amount of conclusive data upon the color vision of fishes and the fact that the best of what there is has been for all practical purposes confined to few genera of fishes, it was believed profitable to investigate the color vision of the large-mouth black bass, Aplites salmoides (Lacepede). The fact that there is a color vision in some fishes does not preclude the possibility of some other fishes being color blind or having modified color vision. In addition to the purely scientific outlook upon this problem, there are some economic aspects to the study of this particular fish. Thousands of dollars are spent annually for the purchase of highly colored bass lures by sportsmen. Bass in some regions are believed to prefer one color or combination and those of other regions, others. Furthermore, there is often voiced the belief that at different times of day or in different weathers there are changes in the choice of colors by this fish. Thus this work has a double interest.
Issue Date:1937-05
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 021, no. 02
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-06-05

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