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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Eggs of the Pacific broad fin squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana. Each spherical swelling encloses a single developing egg. These egg strands have from 8-10 eggs per strand although this species can have from 2-12 eggs per strand. Cephalopod eggs swell in size over the course of development. The top two strands have just been laid, the third strand is about 7 days old, the next two strands are about 14-20 days old and the last strand is 21-28 days old and close to the hatching stage. Note the difference in size from the top to the bottom.

Maturity: Eggs; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: W. pacific, e. japan

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