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Coelacanth Quiz


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5. Found at depths of as much as 2,200 feet, the coelacanth, which uses an electrical field sensor called a rostral organ to detect prey, sees exceptionally well in low-light conditions.

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The coelacanth has a special layer behind its retina called a tapetum (cats have them too) that is designed to reflect back to the retina any stray photons of light that were missed the first time through. Using the rostral organ located in its snout, which is unique to coelacanths, the fish, like sharks, can also detect electrical fields created by nearby animals.
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