Sex with squids

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Two deep-sea squids in the genus Gonatus mate. They also have developed a variety of complex social and survival behaviors. In a recent paper in Frontiers in Physiology Peter Morse from James Cook University and MBARI biologist Crissy Huffard summarize the variety of sexual and reproductive behaviors in cephalopods and discuss how these behaviors may help the animals survive. In general, shallow-water cephalopods typically grow fast, live for only a year or two, and die soon after spawning. Deep-water cephalopods are more likely to spawn multiple times and live for at least several years. This may help them cope with limited food and the challenges of finding mates.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cephalopod Sex

NSFW: First Ever Video of Deep-Sea Squid Having Sex - The Atlantic

The sex life of cephalopods is diverse and idiosyncratic. In a recent paper in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, Peter Morse of James Cook University and biologist Crissy Huffard of the Monterey Bay Aquarium summarize the diversity of cephalopod sexual and reproductive behaviour and discuss how this behavior can help the animals to survive. Typically, shallow-water cephalopods grow quickly, live only a year or two and die shortly after spawning. Deep-water cephalopods spawn more often and live for at least several years. This can help them to cope with limited food and the challenges of finding a partner. Here are some of the surprising observations on the sex of the cephalopods described by Morse and Huffard in their article:.

Squid Sex and Babies

However, you may not know what is actually going on here. Well you may have some idea. First, the male is on top and the female is on bottom, facing opposite directions.
Biology's ultimate mandate is to reproduce itself. So how do Humboldt squid make more Humboldt squid? Like all squid species, they have separate male and female sexes. Also like all squid, Humboldt males package their sperm into spermatophores , which are passed to females during mating.