A new species of bioluminescent ostracode, Vargula annecohenae, from Belize is described on the basis of morphology and mating displays. At night, male V. annecohenae ostracodes produce an elaborate species-specific display in order to attract females. These displays occur as a series of rapid flashes in an upward direction, above shallow grassbeds.
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Vol. 27 • No. 4