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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Extreme close-up of the living skin of L. vulgaris showing differential expansion of the chromatophores in the skin that are responsible for color change. The smallest dots visible in this image are capable of expanding to the size of the largest expanded chromatophores. Compare this image to the previous image where all chromatophores are fully expanded.

Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Mediterranean sea

Creator: 
Roger Hanlon
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith