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Gwenn Seemel
Mothership (Fanfin seadevil)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

In fact, girls can dwarf boys.

As with most kinds of anglerfish, when a male fanfin seadevil finds a mate, he latches onto her with his teeth.  Over time, his half inch body merges with her eight inch body, and their circulatory systems fuse.  When the female is ready to spawn, she has sperm readily available.

To learn more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog.