Red bioluminescence in fishes: on the suborbital photophores of Malacosteus, Pachystomias and Aristostomias

  title={Red bioluminescence in fishes: on the suborbital photophores of Malacosteus, Pachystomias and Aristostomias},
  author={Peter J. Herring and Celia Cope},
  journal={Marine Biology},
Many deep-sea animals produce blue bioluminescence, but species of three genera of midwater dragonfishes also produce red light. In addition to numerous small body photophores, species of these genera (Malacosteus, Pachystomias and Aristostomias) have large suborbital photophores that emit red light and postorbital ones that emit blue light. Pachystomias microdon additionally has a red-emitting preorbital photophore. Fluorescence measurements from the intact suborbital photophores, and from… 

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Many stomiatoid fishes possess a peculiar light-organ below and behind the eye, as well as other kinds of photophores. This light-organ, of diagnostic importance, is termed the subocular, postocular