Compound eyes are types of eyes made up of many repeating units called ommatidia. These types of eyes are mainly present in insects, although some crustaceans, such as crayfish, also possess them. A single compound eye c... More »

The number of eyes that an insect has varies from insect to insect. For example, the grasshopper has two compound eyes and three simple eyes, while a common housefly has a pair of complex eyes, each of which has as many ... More »

Compound eyes give insects an expanded field of view, according to University of Minnesota (UMN). Compound-eyed insects, such as the dragonfly, can see objects from all angles except for the blind spot their bodies creat... More »

A telescope goldfish is an egg-shaped goldfish that is so called because of its large eyes on top of telescope-like stems, which can measure up to 3/4 inch in length, attached to the sides of its head. Its eyes start to ... More » Science Biology Zoology

Animals have special adaptations in their eyes that give them better night vision than humans. However, there are differences between how different species see in the dark. Some animals have even more adept night vision ... More »

Measuring 11 inches across or more, the eyes of the colossal squid are the largest of any animal in the world. Marine scientists in New Zealand studying a carcass of one creature in 2007 recorded the measurement of the e... More »

The vole is a small rodent that closely resembles a mouse, although its body is stockier and its eyes are less prominent in comparison. The vole also has a shorter, hairier tail and smaller ears than a mouse. Depending o... More » Science Biology Zoology