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Francoise

Member Since 29 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Squids from Cyprus - Probably not indigenous to the Mediterranean

12 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hello,

It is difficult to identify the squids.
Those seem to be Loligo Vulgaris, squid quite common in the Mediterranean sea.
Or maybe Loligo Alloteuthis.

In Topic: Sponge reproduction or destruction?

01 November 2011 - 02:12 PM

Hi,
The sponge is a Xestospongia muta or 'Barrel-sponge', 'basket sponge', 'tub sponge' in English. (Eponge tonneau or Eponge barrique in French)
The first picture is an emission of sperm, and the second one shows an expulsion of eggs wrapped packets of mucus.
So, the first sponge is a male and the second one a female.