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Title: Bioluminescence in Pelagic Octopods 
Author: Robison, Bruce H; Young, Richard Edward
Date: 1981-01
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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/537

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