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N De Bremaeker, F Baguet and J Mallefet (1999)

Characterization of acetylcholine-induced luminescence in Amphipholis squamata (Echinodermata : Ophiuroidea)

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 129(2):353-362.

Amphipholis squamata is a luminescent polychromatic ophiuroid species. The population from Normandy (France) exhibits six different coloration patterns (orange, beige, dark brown, grey, spotted and black). Each variety of ophiuroid exhibits a different pattern and intensity of luminescence as induced by acetylcholine. The luminescence of dark brown and of black specimens was investigated over six months. A significantly higher intensity of luminescence was observed in February for both varieties.

Amphipholis squamata; echinoderm; ophiuroid; luminescence; acetylcholine
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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