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European lancelet, Branchiostoma lanceolatum. Showing fluorescent colours when photographed under special blue or ultraviolet light and filter. The fluorescent protein is in the same class as those found in corals and jellyfish. The mitochondrial genome of Branchiostoma lanceolatum has been sequenced, and the species serves as a model organism for studying the development of vertebrates. Aquarium photography. Portugal

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La protéine fluorescente est dans la même classe que celle trouvée dans les coraux et les méduses. Le génome mitochondrial de Branchiostoma lanceolatum a été séquencé et l’espèce sert d’organisme modèle pour l’étude du développement des vertébrés.


Wild animal / Cephalochordata / Lancelet (Branchiostoma sp) / Common lancelet (Branchiostoma lanceolatum)

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish

Light effect / Artificial light

Shot / Black background

Behavior / Bioluminescence

Shot / Panoramic photography

Colour / Colorful

Shot / Underwater shot

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Euryhaline fish

Shot / Profile shot

Shot / Close-up

Motion / Locomotion / Swim

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Natural resources use / Fauna use / Captive animal / Aquarium / Saltwater aquarium

Individual / Nobody

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