, Volume 167, Issue 1, pp 183–195

Copepod luminescence

  • Peter J. Herring
Part Three: Oceanic and Deep-Se Copepods

DOI: 10.1007/BF00026304

Cite this article as:
Herring, P.J. Hydrobiologia (1988) 167: 183. doi:10.1007/BF00026304


The general features of copepod bioluminescence are reviewed, with reference to the distribution, development, spectral emission, fluorescence, intensity and kinetics. The hydrodynamic problems of glandular expulsion of luminescence at low Reynolds numbers are noted and the observed behaviours and possible functions are discussed.

Key words

copepod bioluminescence luminous glands 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Herring
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon LaboratoryGodalmingUK

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