display is an indication of sexual
interest by an adult female and may
be answered by a male stripe display
in a courtship sequence.
is shown on a white background with
pale fins. At full display a 1 cm
brown bar circles the anterior edge
of the mantle, extending as a
central stripe about 1/3 posterior
at the dorsal midline.
It varies in intensity
regarding color and area of
background. At a high
intensity the saddle is
displayed on a bright white
background, while at low
intensity the saddle can be
observed on a brown
background. At minimum it
can be a white saddle spot
on the posterior-lateral tip
of the mantle.
Saddle can be a directional signal displayed unilaterally