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O Chierchiae Male Attempts Mating Through Door 5 25 2016
Neogonodactylus

O Chierchiae Male Attempts Mating Through Door 5 25 2016

A small male O. chierchiae attempts to mate with a female who is blocking the entrance to her cavity using a piece of coral rubble as a door. The male successfully inserted his hectocotylus (third right arm visible at 4 o'clock) through a crack in the door and appeared to pass a spermatophore.

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Device
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
Aperture
ƒ/32
Focal length
105.0 mm
Exposure time
1/60
ISO
200
Filename
O chierchiae male attempts mating through door 5 25 2016.jpg
File size
7.3 MB
Date taken
Wed, 25 May 2016 3:35 PM
Dimensions
3625px x 2589px

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