What are chromatophores?

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  1. plural of chromatophore
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There are two lateral, discoid, brown chromatophores, each of which possesses a central amylum granule.
However, iridescence can also be altered by expanding and retracting the chromatophores above the iridophores.
The rapid changes in shade and colour are made possible by cells called chromatophores, which are full of pigment and can expand or contract under nervous control.
Color changes result from dispersion or concentration of pigment granules within epithelial chromatophores.
Because chromatophores are under direct neural control from the brain, this effect can be immediate.
He subsequently investigated the endocrine regulation of chromatophores and eye pigments.

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