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A pair of Pharaoh cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis, copulating. Within minutes of seperating, the female will begin depositing eggs, one at a time, in rocky crevices. During this process the male will maintain close contact witht the female in hopes of preventing competing males from mating with her. Richelieu Rock, Thailand, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean
A pair of Pharaoh cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis, copulating. Within minutes of seperating, the female will begin depositing eggs, one at a time, in rocky crevices. During this process the male will maintain close contact witht the female in hopes of preventing competing males from mating with her. Richelieu Rock, Thailand, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean
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