Recently, the researchers of Macquarie University have uncovered a strange sexual behavior of cuttlefish. The cuttlefish are found at the east coast of Australia. According to the researchers, the cuttlefish male paints themselves in the color of their female counterpart with the aim of wooing them.
It is a unique type of mating which was previously unknown to the scientists. It has been informed that when the cuttlefish grows up to 15 centimeters then they develop this peculiar sexual behavior. This strategy of the cuttlefish is not only helpful in wooing the females but also helps in letting down the rivals at time of mating.
A researcher Brown said, "They compete, they beat each other up and chase each other away. So clearly the best thing to do is to not attract the attention of other males". It has further come to light that this particular behavior is adopted by the male cuttlefish when other males are around.
It is for the very first time when such peculiar sexual behavior of cuttlefish has been discovered by the scientists. It is hoped that the findings would help in better understanding the behavior of cuttlefish.