photophore

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pho·to·phore

(fō'tō-fōr),
In bacteriology, the organ producing intracellular bioluminescence in certain organisms.
[photo- + G. phoros, bearing]

photophore

a light-emitting organ. These occur particularly in deep-sea cephalopods and crustaceans and are normally directed vertically, so disguising the animal's outline from below.
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Other lanternsharks have photophores all over their bellies, but the new shark has fewer, and most are concentrated on its head, Vasquez said.
Photophore terminology followed Parr (1929) and Nafpaktitis & Nafpaktitis (1969).
The intestinal photophore was visible only in some individuals because most specimens were in poor condition.
Claes said that there are two spines, one in front of each dorsal fin, and just behind them they have two rows of photophores, which are like lightsabers - they illuminate the spine.
1992) and Yatsu (3) used proboscis length and photophores as distinguishing characters, but the muscular proboscis can extend and retract (Staaf et al.
Various forms, particularly those affecting hydrodynamic flow, may be associated with sensory organs--for example, pit organs and photophores (Reif, 1978; Gomahr et al.
Tentacles, sparkling photophores, bacteria-powered lures that protrude from the forehead and mimic a yummy morsel: they light up when the creature needs to hunt or hide or mate.
The chemical reaction takes place in organs called photophores near the hatchetfish's belly.