Size Does Not Matter if You Are a Tiny Spear Squid

Aug 15, 2011 · 2362 views

This tiny male spear squids blows a gigantic load compared to his body and he is able to imprenant his female counterpart by sneaking up to her mouth and shooting his jizz into it. The natural design of the female spear squid forces her to swallow the sperm and keep reproduction going.

“Small spear squid can’t glow, but scientists have discovered their sperm is about 20% larger—and when you’re a tiny squid, that makes a big difference. The little guys are able to scoot over mid tentacle-sexing, shoot in some bazooka sperm, and then dart off. And because evolution is a wonderful, wonderful thing, the lady squid’s openings are actually built perfectly to suck in this XL sperm, ensuring the survival of the species, despite size disparities. The big squid are all, What the HELL was that, Laura? I’m going to kick his ass! And Laura doesn’t say anything, because she’s a squid, and squid cannot talk. Size does matter, if you’re a runty spear squid. Life finds a way. “

Source, National Geographic

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