Field Evidence for Bioluminescent Signaling in the Pony Fish, Leiognathus elongatus

  title={Field Evidence for Bioluminescent Signaling in the Pony Fish, Leiognathus elongatus},
  author={Akara Sasaki and Kou Ikejima and Shigeru Aoki and Nobuyuki Azuma and Noboru Kashimura and Minoru Wada},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
Luminescence of the pony fish, Leiognathus elongatus, was observed in the natural environment during nighttime diving. The light was emitted from the lateroventral portion of the body, as bright rectangular-shaped luminescence patches turned on and off periodically. Luminescent fish had a distinct clear patch on the flank through which light was emitted, whereas non-luminous fish did not have such a clear patch. Both luminous and non-luminous fish were found within a shoal, where non-luminous… CONTINUE READING
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