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Bobtail Squid Light Organ

Image of <i>Euprymna scolopes</i> Berry 1913

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Summary[edit] DescriptionAPI English: Sagittal section of light-producing organ of Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, Euprymna scolopes. The organ houses symbiotic Aliivibrio fischeri bacteria. Light is emitted downwards, at night, providing counter-illumination camouflage by matching downwelling light from the ocean surface. Date 15 October 2017 Source Own work Author Ian Alexander Drawn from photograph in Jones, B. W.; Nishiguchi, M. K. (2004). "Counterillumination in the Hawaiian bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes Berry (Mollusca : Cephalopoda)" (PDF). Marine Biology (journal). 144 (6): 1151–1155. Licensing[edit]
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