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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Head-on view of 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 other males 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