Four-Eyed Fish, Anableps anableps

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Four-eyed fish, found in the Amazon River delta of South America.  The name four-eyed fish is actually a misnomer.  It has only two eyes, but both are divided into aerial and aquatic parts.  The two retinal regions of each eye, working in concert with two different curvatures of the eyeball above and below water to account for the difference in light refractivity for air and water, allow this amazing fish to see clearly above and below the water surface simultaneously., Anableps anableps, natural history stock photograph, photo id 09276
Four-eyed fish, found in the Amazon River delta of South America. The name four-eyed fish is actually a misnomer. It has only two eyes, but both are divided into aerial and aquatic parts. The two retinal regions of each eye, working in concert with two different curvatures of the eyeball above and below water to account for the difference in light refractivity for air and water, allow this amazing fish to see clearly above and below the water surface simultaneously.

Species: Four-Eyed Fish, Anableps anableps
Image ID: 09276
Format: Digital 3:2
Notable: The "four-eyed fish" is actually a misnomer. It has only two eyes, but both are divided into aerial and aquatic parts. The two retinal regions of each eye, working in concert with two different curvatures of the eyeball above and below water to account for the difference in light refractivity for air and water, allow this amazing fish to see above and below the water surface simultaneously.
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