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Cuttlefish Deception

Aug 01, 2012 05:38 PM EDT

To fight off competition for a partner that it is courting, a male mourning cuttlefish transforms the half of its body not facing its would-be paramour to display female markings, while still displaying mating patterns with the side nearest her. This allows it to pretend it is not a rival to another nearby male while still covertly courting.

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