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Bioluminescence in Pelagic Octopods

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Title: Bioluminescence in Pelagic Octopods
Authors: Robison, Bruce H.
Young, Richard Edward
Issue Date: Jan 1981
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Robison BH, Young RE. 1981. Bioluminescence in pelagic octopods. Pac Sci 35(1): 39-44.
Abstract: A. peculiar circumoral organ in a pelagic bolitaenid octopus
luminesced brilliantly when treated with H2O2. This is the first confirmed
luminescent organ In an octopus. Similar organs are found only in females of
Eledonella pygmaea , Japetella diaphana (sensu lato) approaching sexual
matunty. The luminescent organs may function to attract mates.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 35, Number 1, 1981

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