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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Mating behavior in L. brevis with the smaller male grabbing the larger female and attempting to insert spermatophore into female's mantle cavity. A third squid is visible in the background near the bottom and is not involved in this interaction. Sexual dimorphism is typical of this species with males being smaller at maturity than females. Also note dark coloration of male in this image.

Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male, female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Nw gulf of mexico

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