BIOLUMINESCENCE. What is Bioluminescence?. The production of light by living organisms as a result of a chemical reaction either within certain cells or organs OR outside the cells in some form of excretion. Produced by the compound luciferin and the enzyme luciferase.
Lives 3000 m below surface.
Enlargement of Photophores (light emitting organs)
Finding or attracting prey
This octopod uses its bioluminescence as a private signal for mating.
Light is produced only at certain times, by a ring around the mouth of females.