Martin Luehrmann

Martin submitted his PhD in January 2018 on ‘Colour vision diversity in coral reef fishes: Cardinalfish (Apogonidae)’. He was supervised by Prof. Justin Marshall and Dr. Karen Cheney and is currently working in the laboratory part-time as he pursues his passion for teaching.


Luehrmann, M., Cortesi, F., Cheney, K. L., Marshall, N. J. (in prep) Microhabitat preference can predict opsin gene repertoire, gene expression and eye morphology in coral reef cardinalfishes (Apogonidae).

Luehrmann, M., Carleton, K. L., Cortesi, F., Cheney, K. L., Marshall, N. J. (2019) Cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) show visual system adaptations typical of nocturnally and diurnally active fish. Molecular Ecology2812: 3025-3041. doi:10.1111/mec.15102

Luehrmann, M. L., Stieb, S. M., Carleton, K. L., Pietzger, A., Cheney, K. L., Marshall, N. J. (2018) Short term colour vision plasticity on the reef: changes in opsin expression under varying light conditions differ between ecologically distinct reef fish species. Journal of Experimental Biology221 22: jeb.175281. doi:10.1242/jeb.175281

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