The capacity for internal colour change is related to body transparency in fishes

Helen Nilsson-Skold, Per Svensson, Charlotte Zejlon

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Chromatophores are large, stellate and spectacular pigment bearing cells, typically located in the skin, that generate body colouration. In many animals, melanocytesa?? melanophores, the melanin containing chromatophores, are also present in various tissues inside the body, for instance in the ear, brain, abdominal cavity, around internal organs and skeleton.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292 - 295
Number of pages4
JournalPigment Cell and Melanoma Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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