Spawning behavior. Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus

by Chritophe Cadet and Philibert Bidgrain

The photos whose present in this page, are taken in Reunion Island

Christophe Cadet

Réunion, Etang Salé, on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 12 November 2012.

Several spawn were observed during this night


Philibert Bidgrain

Réunion, La Saline lagoon, less 1 m, 25 February 2010, size : 30 mm

Very large specimens found under a rock with spawn...with their spawn

A green color form.

The round opening (a) that can be seen at the posterior end is in fact the "exhalant siphon" from the mantle cavity.