Friday Cephalopod: In flagrante

I swear, half the photos I have of cuttlefish are of two or three or four animals getting it on.

Sepia pharaonis

Figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Mark Norman.


  1. Swampfoot says

    And I thought I was the only one who liked trashy leopard-print outfits on my partner during make sexy-time.

  2. moswell says

    You must see ‘Oceans.’ There are such great shots of cuttlefish and other Cephalopods. And blue whales, and humpback whales, and…well you get the picture.

  3. Sili, The Unknown Virgin says

    alf the photos I have of cuttlefish are of two or three or four animals getting it on

    Funny. That’s not altogether unlike my art collection.

  4. MoonShark says

    It’s sort of good that they aren’t ashamed of getting it on… if they did it too less often there wouldn’t be any animals. Or any us.

    Then again, maybe they ARE ashamed of it, but they do it anyway. In which case maybe they’re Catholic :p

  5. Jaycubed says

    When I was quite young I thought they were called cuddlefish.

    I lived with a parakeet that was older than I (He died when I was 12) and thought for years that he had a cuddlefish bone in his cage. I did know that they were cephalopods and not fish at the time: I just messed up the name.

  6. Katharine says

    I have started keeping track of the species I have caught in flagrante delicto.

    So far I’ve got elephants (although it was masturbating), pygmy falcons, and flamingoes.

  7. Katharine says

    Also, speaking of cephalopods, I have a burgeoning side interest in cephalopod intelligence, particularly as regards neurogenetics.

    I have no idea who is researching this, though.

  8. Brownian, OM says

    With those two lights behind it—it looks a bit like the FSM.

    A bit like? If we were Christians, we’d be emailing this image all over teh intert00bz as ‘proof’ of the existence of his beer volcano, while simultaneously complaining that America was built on pastafarian principles and Obama is the antipasto.

  9. says

    Looks like someone else is copying Seinfeld’s move.

  10. John Scanlon FCD says

    re. #10

    Pigmy Hippo

    Taronga Zoo, Sydney

    Tree stump

    slightly blurry photo, non-digital