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Imaging technique: 

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

James Wood
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith