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University of California - Davis

Male Snails Babysitting for Other Dads

Caption: Males of the whelk Solenoptera macrospira provide all parental care, carrying egg capsules on their back -- even though most of the offspring are not theirs. Male, left; female on the right.

Credit: Peter Marko

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