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O Chierchiae Mating Beak To Beak 6 23 2017 RLC

When Rodaniche first described the behavior of the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus, one of the most unusual observations was that it mated "beak to beak". Here is a photo of its close relative, Octopus chierchiae, mating in a similar posture. Roy

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LPSO Female Approach Cantilever 5 25 2017 Med

extends one arm (always one of the first pair) to investigate.

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LPSO Female Resting Posture 5 25 2017 Med

This medium sized LPSO spends much of her time during the day setting in her shell resting on her elbows. (Yes, I know that octopuses don't have elbows but the posture reminds me of my kids setting at the dining room table bored to death.) But then she detects a movement in the gravel and...

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LPSO Female Portrait 5 17 2017

Portrait of an LPSO. She is well over a year old, is still growing and shows no signs of senescence.

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Taco the octo

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Little ones room

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Little ones stats

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First outfit

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  1. DWhatley
    Has he shown a preference for the beak to beak encounter or does that appear to be the preference of the female? Also, does the Larger Pacific ALWAYS mate beak to beak?
  2. Neogonodactylus
    Fortunately, this male has survived 4 matings and is still intact.
  3. DWhatley
    Oh WOW! I assume no predation followed. Will we see a paper on this anytime soon?
  4. tonmo
    amazing shot as usual
  5. Casey cason
    Might have got a little OOC with octos

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