Sexy squid skin flashes mating messages

March 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Caribbean reef squidCaribbean reef squid - sepioteuthis sepoiodeaCaribbean reef squid - sepioteuthis sepiodea. Squid communicate by controlling the pigment in their skin. Messages such as readiness to mate, sexual identification, and alarm are flashed through various colorful spots, blotches, and background color. Oblong mantle bordered by translucent fin forming a point at the rear. Frequently change colors and patterns brown to white often with blue or green highlights. Location: Bonaire part of the Caribbean Netherlands and part of the Leeward Antilles, February 2021. Dimensions 4608 x 3456. New content sexy squids advertise with their skin to communicate their need for a mate. Messages such as readiness to mate, sexual identification, and alarm are flashed through various colors. You can see in this male squid he transformed from dull bronze to bright blue with little electric like shimmering sparkles. He swam around the female sometimes stroking her with his tentacles, blowing water at her and gently jetting away backwards.  The female accepted him, he blazes a pulsing pattern and deposits a sticky packet of sperm on her body. The placid female transfers the sperm packet to her seminal receptacle which contains the eggs waiting to be fertilized. She immediately drops to the bottom and places the fertilized eggs underneath a shelf of coral to protect them from predators. She quietly dies having fulfilled her role.  The male may fertilize many females but then he too dies.  Some similarities to humans, their courting and mating you bet including flashy clothes! I watched this pair and their courting for 40 minutes amazing!

Caribbean reef squidCaribbean reef squid - sepioteuthis sepoiodea: Caribbean reef squid - sepioteuthis sepiodea. Squid communicate by controlling the pigment in their skin. Messages such as readiness to mate, sexual identification, and alarm are flashed through various colorful spots, blotches, and background color. Oblong mantle bordered by translucent fin forming a point at the rear. Frequently change colors and patterns brown to white often with blue or green highlights. Location: Bonaire part of the Caribbean Netherlands and part of the Leeward Antilles, February 2021.


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