Overview

Distribution

in all oceans
translation missing: en.license_cc_by_4_0

© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Ecology

Habitat

bathypelagic
translation missing: en.license_cc_by_4_0

© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Physiology and Cell Biology

Physiology

Bioluminescence

This chaetognath has a luminescent organ on the ventral edge of each anterior lateral fin. Each luminescent organ contains about 8,000 bioluminescent particles. The particles are packed in hexagonal chambers and covered by a thin layer of tissue. The chaetognath can shed these particles into the water to form a luminescent cloud.

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

Supplier: Erik Thuesen

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!