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Mating and spermatophore placement in the onychoteuthid squid Moroteuthis ingens


Jackson, GD and Jackson, CH, Mating and spermatophore placement in the onychoteuthid squid Moroteuthis ingens, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 84, (4) pp. 783-784. ISSN 0025-3154 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0025315404009932


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jackson, GD (Dr George Jackson)
UTAS Author:Jackson, CH (Mrs Christine Jackson)
ID Code:32356
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-06-06

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