Table 3.

Peak absorbance of visual pigments in rods and cones from microspectrophotometry

SWS, single coneMWS, single coneMWS, double coneRods
Pagothenia borchgrevinski
   Mean absorbanceNo pigment488.7±0.8489.2±0.8498.5±1.2
   Density/number0.030/120.037/180.034/8
Trematomus loennbergii
   Mean absorbance426.4±1.3490.1±6.5489.8±1.0500.0±0.5
   Density/number0.020/80.011/10.023/80.026/12
Trematomus hansoni
   Mean absorbance417.6±7.3490.1±0.9489.5±1.1501.0±0.7
   Density/number0.005/40.025/110.026/70.017/10
Trematomus bernacchii
   Mean absorbance416.1±2.8489.6±0.8489.1±1.1502.3±0.6
   Density/number0.009/90.028/60.031/120.022/9
Dissostichus mawsoni
   Mean absorbance414.3±2.9490.4±1.3490.8±0.6503.7±1.7
   Density/number0.012/60.016/80.030/150.014/4
  • Peak absorbance (λmax) in nm (± s.d.) of the mean absorbance spectra including the mean maximum transverse absorbance and the number of cells that passed selection criteria.