Mating and spermatophore placement in the onychoteuthid squid Moroteuthis ingens

@article{Jackson2004MatingAS,
  title={Mating and spermatophore placement in the onychoteuthid squid Moroteuthis ingens},
  author={George D. Jackson and Ch Jackson},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2004},
  volume={84},
  pages={783 - 784}
}
  • G. Jackson, C. Jackson
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Males of the onychoteuthid squid Moroteuthis ingens implant spermatophores directly into a variety of internal and external tissues of the female, based on the examination of 14 individuals collected south of Tasmania, Australia. Furthermore, the capture of a pair of mating individuals suggests that ‘jaw locking’ reminiscent of cichlid fish may be a behaviour associated with courtship and mating. 
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