Tomopteris

Tomopteris

Tomopteris (Neo-Latin from Greek meaning "a cut" + "wing" but taken to mean "fin") is a genus of marine planktonic polychaete. If disturbed, some species are known to make a flurry of glowing sparks erupt from their parapodia. One species, Tomopteris nisseni, is one of the few marine creatures with yellow bioluminescence.

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