Spectral composition of the light of the Lantern-fish, Myctophum punctatum

@article{Nicol1960SpectralCO,
  title={Spectral composition of the light of the Lantern-fish, Myctophum punctatum},
  author={Joseph Arthur Colin Nicol},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={1960},
  volume={39},
  pages={27 - 32}
}
  • J. Nicol
  • Published 1 February 1960
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Relative spectral emission curves are available for the lights of many invertebrate animals, but none exists for fish. It seems likely that many bony fish use their photophores to signal to one another. Information about the spectral composition of fish luminescence is desirable to permit comparisons with the spectral sensitivities of fish eyes, to enable calculations to be made of luminous intensities, and to allow estimates to be made of the rate of attenuation of such lights in sea water. To… 
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