Image of the Day: Deep-Sea Oddity

In contrast to related species in which dwarf males dwell within larger females, males of a newly discovered species of deep-sea bone-eating worm, Osedax priapus, can extend their trunks to mate with nearby females (scale bar 0.5 mm).

The Scientist Staff
Dec 12, 2014

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY, GREG ROUSE

(See “A Dwarf Male Reversal in Bone-Eating Worms,” Current Biology, 2014.)

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