What type of Marine Organisms are Bioluminescent?

As bioluminescence is found in almost every part of the ocean, it obviously plays a significant role in marine ecology.  In fact, this characteristic is found in over 700 genera of 16 phyla. (5 )  Four major groups will be discussed here.

    Dinoflagellates

               Jellyfish

               Teleosts

       Cephalopods

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