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- noun zoology Any member of the
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These include the platypoid ambrosia beetle, synalpheid sponge-dwelling shrimp, and bathyergid mole rats.
In contrast to this wealth of information on organization of bathyergid visual system, almost nothing is known about their visual capacities.
Finally, we tested the hypothesis that vision plays a role in bathyergid anti-predatory behaviour and tunnel maintenance by assessing whether light penetrating into an artificial tunnel system provokes plugging of the illuminated tunnel.
This indicates that the bathyergid mole-rats are poorly equipped for the detection and orientation towards objects in the visual field, and for the tracking of moving objects.
Likewise, no experimental studies testing the adaptive significance of vision in the context of bathyergid anti-predatory behaviour are available.
To test the putative role of vision in bathyergid anti-predatory behaviour, we examined the reaction of mole-rats to the incidence of light in an artificial burrow system.