A shot in the dark: same-sex sexual behaviour in a deep-sea squid

@article{Hoving2011ASI,
  title={A shot in the dark: same-sex sexual behaviour in a deep-sea squid},
  author={H. J. Hoving and Stephanie L. Bush and B. Robison},
  journal={Biology Letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={287 - 290}
}
  • H. J. Hoving, Stephanie L. Bush, B. Robison
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biology Letters
  • Little is known about the reproductive habits of deep-living squids. Using remotely operated vehicles in the deep waters of the Monterey Submarine Canyon, we have found evidence of mating, i.e. implanted sperm packages, on similar body locations in males and females of the rarely seen mesopelagic squid Octopoteuthis deletron. Equivalent numbers of both sexes were found to have mated, indicating that male squid routinely and indiscriminately mate with both males and females. Most squid species… CONTINUE READING
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