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Close-up from above of a three-week-old S. lessoniana juvenile (2cm mantle length) in cryptic body posture with flamboyant arm posture. Note the extreme extension of the two long feeding tentacles. This animal is showing a uniform dark body pattern. The fins now extend from the tip of the mantle to over half the distance to the head. Compare fin length here to that of younger juveniles in images 651, 652 and 653.

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

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