10 Bioluminescent Animals on Our Earth


These insects produce light in their abdomen for mating and communication.


Larvae emit light to attract prey into their sticky webs.


Small fish with light-emitting organs, found in deep ocean waters.

Comb jellyfish

Emit mesmerizing bioluminescent flashes to stun and capture prey.

Deep-sea Anglerfish

Female has a bioluminescent lure to attract prey in the dark depths.

Bioluminescent plankton

Tiny organisms that light up when disturbed in the water.

Vampire Squid

Emit blue bioluminescence to confuse and deter predators.

Vampire Squid

Microscopic plankton that creates glowing waves in coastal waters.

Bobtail Squid

Contain bioluminescent bacteria in their bodies for camouflage.

Bioluminescent fungi

Some species of mushrooms glow in the dark under certain conditions.