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  1. cb0281.jpg File/Image

    cb0281.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Macro photo of live skin of Loligo plei showing different colored chromatophores in different states of expansion and contraction. This view shows how stripes are produced running from uppe ...

  2. cb0282.jpg File/Image

    cb0282.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Macro photo of live skin of Sepioteuthis lessoniana showing different colored chromatophores in different states of expansion and contraction. Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: W. pacific, e. japan ...

  3. cb0283.jpg File/Image

    cb0283.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  O. briareus eggs with a penny in top right hand corner to establish a size comparison. You can clearly see the yolk sac, eye, chromatophores, in sac, and gills. These e ...

  4. cb0284.jpg File/Image

    cb0284.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Close-up of ventral iridophores in the skin of Lolliguncula brevis. Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Nw gulf of mexico Creator:  Kay Cooper Taxonomic name:  Lolliguncula brevi ...

  5. cb0285.jpg File/Image

    cb0285.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Note the very uniform size and distribution of the yellow and black chromatophores in this close-up of the skin of the European cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis. Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Medi ...

  6. cb0286.jpg File/Image

    cb0286.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Close-up of black and yellow chromatophores and underlying iridophores in the skin of Sepia officinalis. Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Mediterranean sea Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  ...

  7. cb0287.jpg File/Image

    cb0287.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Close-up of chromatophores and iridophores in the skin of Sepioteuthis sepioidea, showing how iridophores and chromatophores in different states of contraction work together to create body ...

  8. cb0288.jpg File/Image

    cb0288.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  These squid eggs were laid at the NRCC, Galveston, Texas. The egg tunic is deteriorating in this shot. This is common as eggs get close to hatching. If this happens too ...

  9. cb0289.jpg File/Image

    cb0289.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Male Loligo plei in an all-dark coloration. The lateral flame markings are still discernable on the side of the mantle. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Male; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Nw gulf of mexi ...

  10. cb0290.jpg File/Image

    cb0290.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Female Loligo plei in laboratory tank with skin damage to the fin edges and dorsal mantle due to capture and transport trauma. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Nw gul ...

  11. cb0291.jpg File/Image

    cb0291.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  SEM showing the lateral line analogue in cuttlefish. The linear grooves running from upper right to lower left on the head of this hatchling cuttlefish are analagous to the lateral lines of ...

  12. cb0292.jpg File/Image

    cb0292.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This is a clutch of Euprymna scolopes eggs that were laid in the lab at the NRCC, Galveston, Texas. These eggs are easier to see as they were not covered with as much s ...

  13. cb0293.jpg File/Image

    cb0293.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Egg strand of Loligo forbesii showing many embryos over halfway through embryonic development. Note that many of the embryos have inked in response to the camera flash. ...

  14. cb0294.jpg File/Image

    cb0294.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Skin of an Octopus burryi showing patch and groove pattern characteristic of certain species. Each patch is defined by a groove surrounding it and each patch can display the full range of c ...

  15. cb0295.jpg File/Image

    cb0295.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Close-up of the live skin of Loligo pealeii. Red, brown and yellow chromatophores can be seen. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Nw gulf of mexico Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic ...

  16. cb0296.jpg File/Image

    cb0296.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Juvenile Sepia pharaonis sitting on aquarium bottom in general mottle pattern. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic n ...

  17. cb0297.jpg File/Image

    cb0297.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Three juvenile Sepia pharaonis ready for food to be added to tank. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Sepia ...

  18. cb0298.jpg File/Image

    cb0298.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Two juvenile Sepia pharaonis sitting on tank bottom in a general mottle body pattern that would produce effective camouflage in nature. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of ...

  19. cb0299.jpg File/Image

    cb0299.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Juvenile S. pharaonis just moments after capturing a live crab. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Sepia pha ...

  20. cb0300.jpg File/Image

    cb0300.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Two young S. pharaonis just after capturing live crabs. The claws of a crab are visible in the arms of the cuttlefish on the right. Note that the cuttlefish on the left is showing a slight ...

  21. cb0301.jpg File/Image

    cb0301.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Juvenile Sepia pharaonis sitting on tank bottom in a general mottle body pattern. This would produce effective camouflage in nature. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of th ...

  22. cb0302.jpg File/Image

    cb0302.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Juvenile S. pharaonis with crab just caught in its arms. The crab was tied to a piece of nylon fishing line to entice the cuttlefish to repeatedly attack the crab. The cuttlefish was faster ...

  23. cb0303.jpg File/Image

    cb0303.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Juvenile Sepia pharaonis sitting on tank bottom in a fairly uniform light body pattern with white mantle bar. The white mantle bar is a disruptive pattern that breaks up the body outline wh ...

  24. cb0304.jpg File/Image

    cb0304.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Courting pair of S. pharaonis with the larger male above the female. Male is continually stroking the dorsal body surface of the female while they swim. This is pre-copulatory behavior, but ...

  25. cb0305.jpg File/Image

    cb0305.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Male S. pharaonis (on right) maneuvering into head-to-head position with female to initiate mating. A third animal is visible in the background. Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male, female; Lab or ...

  26. cb0306.jpg File/Image

    cb0306.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A cuttlefish assuming a typical resting or observational posture with head high and arms and mantle oriented downward. Note the strong countershading between dorsal and ventral mantle. Matu ...

  27. cb0307.jpg File/Image

    cb0307.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  An adult S. pharaonis sitting on the bottom in a general mottle pattern with first pair of arms raised. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Creator:  Joh ...

  28. cb0308.jpg File/Image

    cb0308.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Male S. pharaonis in bold zebra stripe pattern stroking the dorsal mantle of female below. Contrast the male's body pattern to the male in this image. Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male, fema ...

  29. cb0309.jpg File/Image

    cb0309.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Male S. pharaonis in bold zebra stripe pattern. Female is in the background. Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male, female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Creator:  John Forsy ...

  30. cb0310.jpg File/Image

    cb0310.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Head-on view of adult S. pharaonis in dark coloration. Weak zebra striping is visible on the head and arms. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Creator:  ...

  31. cb0311.jpg File/Image

    cb0311.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Male S. pharaonis in bold zebra stripe pattern with arms spread to intimidate another mature male nearby. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Male; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific ...

  32. cb0312.jpg File/Image

    cb0312.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Courting pair of S. pharaonis with the larger male above the female. Male is continually stroking the dorsal body surface of the female while they swim. This is pre-copulatory behavior, but ...

  33. cb0313.jpg File/Image

    cb0313.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Lateral view of adult S. pharaonis showing zebra pattern on the mantle (but not on the head) and bold white stripe along fin base. Body is very much flattened and the robust size of the fin ...

  34. cb0314.jpg File/Image

    cb0314.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Two male S. pharaonis displaying to one another in mock bouts. This determines dominance hierarchies for access to females for mating. Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: ...

  35. cb0315.jpg File/Image

    cb0315.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Male (above) in a dramatic arm spread posture as he guards the female below from other males. Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male, female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Cre ...

  36. cb0316.jpg File/Image

    cb0316.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Courting pair of S. pharaonis with the larger male above the female. Male is continually stroking the dorsal body surface of the female while they swim. This is pre-copulatory behavior, but ...

  37. cb0317.jpg File/Image

    cb0317.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Female S. pharaonis swimming in large culture tank in general mottle body pattern with an iridescent blue stripe along fin base. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf ...

  38. cb0318.jpg File/Image

    cb0318.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Courting pair of S. pharaonis with the larger male above the female. Male is continually stroking the dorsal body surface of the female while they swim. This is pre-copulatory behavior, but ...

  39. cb0319.jpg File/Image

    cb0319.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Male in dramatic zebra stripe body pattern with arms spread as he postures toward other males nearby. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Male; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Crea ...

  40. cb0320.jpg File/Image

    cb0320.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Head-on view of courting pair of S. pharaonis with the larger male above the female. Male is continually stroking the dorsal body surface of the female while they swim. This is pre-copulato ...

  41. cb0321.jpg File/Image

    cb0321.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Adult S. pharaonis sitting on the bottom in general mottle pattern with first pair of arms raised. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of thailand, w. pacific Creator:  John For ...

  42. cb0322.jpg File/Image

    cb0322.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Large lab-laid S. pharaonis egg mass on an artificial spawning substrate in a culture tank. Note that the eggs of the species appear white in this photograph due to the lighting but are act ...

  43. cb0323.jpg File/Image

    cb0323.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Courting pair of S. pharaonis with the larger male above the female. Male is continually stroking the dorsal body surface of the female while they swim. This is pre-copulatory behavior, but ...

  44. cb0324.jpg File/Image

    cb0324.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Juvenile S. pharaonis on sand substrate in the laboratory. This animal is showing quite good color matching or crypsis to the sand substrate. Note the small white tipped mantle papillae at ...

  45. cb0325.jpg File/Image

    cb0325.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Head-on view of juvenile S. pharaonis showing close-up detail of the head, eyes and arms. The animal is showing a light uniform body coloration aside from darkening under the eye. Maturity: ...

  46. cb0326.jpg File/Image

    cb0326.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Juvenile Sepia pharaonis sitting on tank bottom in a dark general mottle body pattern. This would produce effective camouflage in nature. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf ...

  47. cb0327.jpg File/Image

    cb0327.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Young juvenile O. briareus on a glass wall allowing an oral view of the animal. The suckers, mouth and even gills inside the mantle can be seen. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab ...

  48. cb0328.jpg File/Image

    cb0328.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Young juvenile O. briareus on a glass wall allowing a dorsal view of the animal. The suckers, arms and eyes are clearly visible. Note dark coloration of mantle and head ...

  49. cb0329.jpg File/Image

    cb0329.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Young juvenile O. briareus on a glass wall allowing a dorsal view of the animal. The suckers, arms and eyes are clearly visible. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; O ...

  50. cb0330.jpg File/Image

    cb0330.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Young juvenile O. briareus on a glass wall allowing a dorsal view of the animal. The suckers, arms and eyes are clearly visible. Note dark coloration of mantle and head ...

  51. cb0331.jpg File/Image

    cb0331.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Young juvenile O. briareus on a glass wall allowing a dorsal view of the animal. The suckers, arms and eyes are clearly visible. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; O ...

  52. cb0332.jpg File/Image

    cb0332.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Ventral view of a fresh, dissected cuttlefish (posterior to left) showing the white cuttlebone and red digestive gland. Other viscera have been removed to expose the ve ...

  53. cb0333.jpg File/Image

    cb0333.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Young juvenile O. briareus moving across a glass wall. Mantle length is about 1.5 cm. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea Creator:  Martin Wolte ...

  54. cb0334.jpg File/Image

    cb0334.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Young juvenile O. briareus sitting on a glass wall. Mantle length about 1.5 cm. Individual chromatophores are clearly visible. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Ori ...

  55. cb0335.jpg File/Image

    cb0335.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Close-up of lab cultured adult. Note the beautiful iridescence of the skin. The dark arm stripe created by pigmentation at the bases of the suckers should not be confus ...

  56. cb0336.jpg File/Image

    cb0336.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Young juvenile O. briareus sitting on a glass wall. Mantle length about 1.5 cm. Individual chromatophores are clearly visible. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Ori ...

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