luminescent organs
Areas producing light on the shrimp body; internal as part of gastro-hepatic gland (organ of Pesta), or as dermal photophore. (Syn. luminous) [Butler, T.H.].
(Order Mysida):
Photophore [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Euphausiacea):
Photophore [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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