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Seasonal variations of luminescence in photophores of Porichthys notatus(Teleostei : Batrachoididae)
Christophe, B.; Baguet, F. (1985). Seasonal variations of luminescence in photophores of Porichthys notatus (Teleostei : Batrachoididae) . Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Bel. 115(2): 197-201
In: Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique = Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde. Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique: Bruxelles. ISSN 0771-5528, more
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Keywords
    Porichthys notatus Girard, 1854 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Christophe, B.
  • Baguet, F., more

Abstract
    The present observations demonstrate the seasonal variation of luminescence in light organs isolated from the epipelagic fish Porichthys notatus. The light production is maximal at the end of the summer and at the beginning of the autumn; it is minimal during the winter. This fish breeds in the summer (from June to August). The role of the bioluminescence in courtship and nestguarding by the male is discussed.

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