Table 1.

Specimen collection period, number, size and ventral photophore density

Sampling periodNTotal length (cm)Ventral photophore density (unit cm–2)
February 20087 (0)46.4±1.21596±67
April 20088 (3)42.6±1.31727±80
December 200822 (2)44.6±1.12493±88
February 200920 (9)43.3±0.92710±126
  • N, number of specimens used in the analysis (number of males used per period of time is included in parentheses)