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A sea slug that is able to detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis has surprised scientists.
Japanese researchers observed the bizarre mating behaviour in a species called Chromodoris reticulata, which is found in the Pacific Ocean.
They believe this is the first creature known that can repeatedly copulate with what they describe as a “disposable penis”.
The study is published in the Royal Society’s journal Biology Letters. (via BBC News - Sea slug’s ‘disposable penis’ surprises)

A sea slug that is able to detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis has surprised scientists.

Japanese researchers observed the bizarre mating behaviour in a species called Chromodoris reticulata, which is found in the Pacific Ocean.

They believe this is the first creature known that can repeatedly copulate with what they describe as a “disposable penis”.

The study is published in the Royal Society’s journal Biology Letters. (via BBC News - Sea slug’s ‘disposable penis’ surprises)

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