Eggs of S. officinalis laid in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Typically, females of this species coat their eggs with ink as they are made just before laying, making them solid black. However, sometimes the coating is not complete or not done allowing the embryo to be viewed as is the case with some of the eggs in this image. Each egg is about the size of a green grape.
Maturity: Eggs; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: E. atlantic, u.k. or france