Study of Amphiura filiformis bioluminiscence

Updated 2003-07-02

Amphiura filiformis is a common brittlestar founded in abundance in the vicinity of Kristineberg Marine Station. Despite numerous ecological studies on aspect of it's biology remains unclear, the animal is luminous and nearly nothing is known on the phenomenon. This project aimed firstly to describe morhological, physiological and ethological aspects of the bioluminescence of Amphiura filiformis and secondly to investigate the mechanism and role of regeneration on the recovery on bioluminescence.

Time frame

Project time span
1998 - 2000
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Jérome Mallefet
Catholoic University of Louvain Animal Physiology laboratory Carnoy Building 5, place Croix du Sud 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium
+32 10478750
+32 10473476

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine benthos
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Morphological, physiological and ethological aspects of the bioluminescence of Amphiura filiformis. Mechanism and role of regeneration in the recovery of bioluminescence.


Regions studied
Kristineberg Marine Research Station

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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