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  1. O. chierchiae babies (LPSO) (timeline)

    O. chierchiae babies (LPSO) (timeline)

    Richard Ross (Thales) welcomes discussion on this article in the Exotics and Rare Species forum. Octopus chierchiae is a small rarely seen octopus from Panama/Nicaragua. I was able to obtain 3 animals, 2 male and 1 female, and was able to mate them and have had a successful brood and hatching...
  2. Stalker.mp4

    Stalker.mp4

    In the second edition of Hanlon and Messenger's Cephalopod Behaviour they report that no octopus have been observed in the field to stalk their prey. The Larger Pacific Striped Octopus may be the exception. While this rare octopus has not been observed to stalk in the field, Rodaniche recorded...
  3. LPSO Female Resting Posture 5 25 2017 Med

    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...
  4. Neogonodactylus

    Arcadio Rondaniche

    It is with much sadness that I report the passing last week of Arcadio Rodaniche. Arcadio was an accomplished artist and marine biologist who documented many of the marine animals of his native Panama. Those of us who study cephalopods may know him for his work in collaboration with Martin...
  5. LPSO Female 15 B Eggs In Shell 1 4 2016 C Crop

    LPSO Female 15 B Eggs In Shell 1 4 2016 C Crop

    Female Larger Pacific Striped Octpus are interoparous laying eggs over several months. Eggs are attached to the walls of the den - usually a shell. Females care for their eggs, but unlike most octopuses continue to hunt and mate while brooding. Eggs are small, about 3 mm - the size of mom's eye!
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