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Australian squid eat sperm for better bodies and babies

southern bottletail squid

Sperm consumption has been reported for the first time in female southern bottletail squid, and it looks like they’re using this nutrient-rich ejaculate to maintain steady egg production and healthy bodies. Southern bottletail squid (Sepiadarium austrinum) are found in the shallow, coastal waters of southern Australia, and grow to only about 4 cm long. They spend [...]

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