Odontosyllis enopla is a syllid polychaete found in benthic communities in the shallow waters of Bermuda. It is commonly believed that the benthic forms of O. enopla are tube dwellers. They are of particular interest to the inhabitants, visitors and researchers of Bermuda because they produce luminous mating displays; however, many aspects of their ecology have yet to be explored. Members of this species possess a tremendous ability to appear at the same time each night after the full moon of each month, and scientists agree that O. enopla uses lunar periodicity to time their emergence. Once they emerge, the males and females engage in an elaborate courtship after which the gametes are released. This type of broadcast spawning has proven to be quite successful. One reason for the high reproductive success of O. enopla may be that much of the morphology of this species is dedicated to reproduction. Examples include the fiber optic eye structures which aid the males in locating the luminescent females, the large body cavities capable of holding large numbers of gametes, and the glands in the epidermis which contain bioluminescent reactions. Additionally, this species has an epitokous life cycle in which the benthic forms undergo a metamorphosis in order to become pelagic forms capable of reproducing closer to the surface. This epitokous metamorphosis is reversible, and individuals often return to the benthos following spawning events. The product of reproduction in O. enopla is a lecithotrophic larvae that quickly transitions to a benthic juvenile form.