These two S. officinalis cuttlefish are mating. Cuttlefish mate head to head. The male is on the right and is smooth with a zebra pattern. The female is on the left and is brown with raised papillae to give the visual affect that she is textured. Image 1054 shows a close up of the same situation.
Maturity: Adult; Sex: Male, female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Mediterranean sea