Blue-ring mounting with insertion | The Octopus News Magazine Online
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.

Blue-ring mounting with insertion

  • rc
A male Hapalochlaena lunulata (left) has mounted a larger female and is in the process of passing a spermatophore to her. Just below the female's eye you can see his hectocotylus inserted into her mantal cavity. The grove on the hectocotylus down which the spermatophore passes is faintly visible.

Note: H. lunulata always have a blue line running through their eye. All the other blue markings are rings. To identify an individual in a photo, just look for the eye stripe.
There are no comments to display.

Media information

Cephalopod Species
Added by
Date added
View count
Comment count
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Members online

No members online now.