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Free Content Observations on the Mating Behavior of the Squid Sepioteuthis Sepioidea

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In the mating behavior of Sepioteuthis sepioidea, an aggressive male selects and protects a female from other males. Characteristic color patterns accompany this behavior. Egg laying occurred under conch shells and apparently was not initiated by the visual stimulus of an egg mass.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1965

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