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Sea slugs have 'disposable penis'

A sea slug that is able to detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis has surprised scientists. Japanese researchers observed the bizarre mating behaviour in a species called Chromodoris reticulata, which is found in the Pacific Ocean. They believe this is the first creature known that can repeatedly copulate with what they describe as a "disposable penis". The study is published in the Royal Society's journal Biology Letters.
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