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Allometry indicates giant eyes of giant squid are not exceptional

Lars Schmitz13*, Ryosuke Motani2, Christopher E Oufiero14, Christopher H Martin1, Matthew D McGee1, Ashlee R Gamarra1, Johanna J Lee1 and Peter C Wainwright1

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1 Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

2 Department of Geology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

3 W.M. Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College, Claremont, CA 91711, USA

4 Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013, 13:45  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-45

Published: 18 February 2013

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Eye size and mantle length data on squid.

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References used in Additional file 1.

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Eye size and body mass data on squid and acanthomorph fish.

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Acanthomorph eye diameter, measured in-situ and enucleated.

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