Identify the limited range of wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum detected by humans and compare this range with those of other vertebrates and invertebrates

The electromagnetic spectrum are occupied by waves that have different wavelengths, the waves that are in the spectrum will contain different types of light for enjxample infra-red and also visible light . the most effective wavelengths for humans are blue-green light ( which are 500 nanometers) , the other types are used by other organisms hello people but not much with humans . The human eye is responsive to a wide rang of wavelengths within the ranges of 350 to 750 nm .

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the diagram above shows different colors of each wavelength , with the color purple having the shortest wavelengths and then dark red having the longest


The table below indicates different animals and ways that they detect wavelengths within the spectrum.
Type of animal
Name of animal
Part of electromagnetic spectrum detected
Wavelengths detected
Vertebrate
Human
visible
700-400 nm

Rattlesnake
infra-red and visible
850-480 nm

Japanese dace fish
ultraviolet and visible
as low as 360 nm
Invertebrate
Honeybee
ultraviolet and visible
700-300 nm

Mantis shrimp
ultraviolet and visible
640-400 nm
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