A silver reflective layer in the outer choroid, adjacent to the sclera, frequently present in fish larvae but not as frequent in adults. [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14738502 ]

Synonyms: choroid stratum argenteum

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Term information

has broad synonym

stratum argenteum



present in taxon


taxon notes

In species known to have a stratum argenteum as adults, like the toadfish (Toad- fishes), the tapetum lucidum is absent or vestigial and there is little choroidal melanin[PMID:14738502]