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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Courtship behavior between a male (on left) and female (on right). Note that male as third right arm, bearing the hectocotylus, extended and searching for the opening of the female's mantle cavity. It does not appear that these two animals are actually in copulo. Both animals in rather dark coloration with strong papillation of the skin. This image also demonstrates the mating style of this species with the male staying at arm's reach from the female.

Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male, female; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Palau, micronesia

Creator: 
Roger Hanlon
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith