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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Courting pair of S. pharaonis with the larger male above the female. Male is continually stroking the dorsal body surface of the female while they swim. This is pre-copulatory behavior, but not mating itself. Strong zebra striping of male indicates that other competing males are nearby.

Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male, female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific

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