Ooohh, a heretofore undescribed male of the species...that's a fine hint.Steve O'Shea said:The hooks are found only on the male of the species; there are two of them, one on each dorsal arm. We believe they are used by the male to get 'purchase' on the female, twice his size, as he does his evil business...Would make for a sensational documentary animatic (part of the plan).
Steve,Steve O'Shea said:... as he does his evil business.
Would make for a sensational documentary animatic (part of the plan).
We've just found another species of squid with a really bizarre reproductive technique - am working that one up now. What some of these animals do to each other is quite frightening; I'd sooner be a male preying mantis!