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Wow, I guess man and octopus aren't all that different, as for the scrubbing out other males' spermataphores, I always thought that's why the hectocotylus of the Arctic Octopus was so relatively large.
Oh, and P. S.:Can we please be a little mature here? I don't want to see a good topic get locked
Interestingly Moroteuthis ingens doesn't have a hectocotylus! But has a very large (in a mature male longer than the mantle length ) penis which is very muscular. Females have been found with spermatophores attached well inside the mantle cavity........right Kat????