Top Ten Bioluminescent Animals

Bioluminescence is an organism's ability to produce light. Bioluminescent animals usually use the light for signaling other animals, attracting mates and prey, etc

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The Top Ten

1 Firefly

Fireflies use their bioluminescence to attract mates and prey. There are more than 2,000 species known - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

My pet peeve: I hate the term 'firefly'. 'Lightning bug' much more accurately describes their flashing. The rare term 'lightning beetle' is the most accurate, since they are beetles. - Crwth

2 Anglerfish

The bioluminescent lure coming out of the top of the head is used to lure in prey. Although there are some species of anglerfish that doesn't have the bioluminescent lure, like the fanfin seadevil - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

3 Crystal Jelly

This beautiful jellyfish flashes blue and green light - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

4 Coronate Medusa

Also known as the Atolla jellyfish. It's a deep-sea-dwelling crown jellyfish. When attacked, this jellyfish will release a series of flashes to attract predators so that the predator will attack the attacker. Because of that, it has been nicknamed the "alarm jellyfish" - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

5 Clusterwink Snail

When disturbed, this animal will emit blue-green flashes from the mantle that shines through the shell - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

6 Moon Jellyfish

Light Clear Blue Color.

7 Black Dragonfish

It uses its bioluminescence to see in dark so they can hunt. The light is barely visible to human eye - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

8 Motyxia

It's a genus of cyanide-producing bioluminescent millipedes. Out of all Motyxia species, the Motyxia sequoiae glows the brightest - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

9 Bathocyroe Fosteri

It's a species of a lobate ctenophore. It's a comb jelly and it produces blue and green light - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

10 Tomopteris

It's a genus of bioluminescent polychaete (paraphyletic class of annelid worms). They are one of the the few yellow-luminescent animals. When disturbed, they will let out glows from their parapodia - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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