[Breaking News]: Octopuses get erections

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Well, the headline from Nature.com says it all. This actually has some remarkable implications. Please folks, let's keep the discussion clean and focused for this one, thanks! :mrgreen:

Octopuses get erections

According to the article, "Octopuses are the first soft-bodied animal found to have erectile tissue." Steve, I'd be interested in learning how this might relate to other cephs (e.g., squid), if at all.
 

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I'd sooner not comment on this one; I think their statements are a little premature :jester:
 
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The idea of the Octo's ligula scrubbing out the sperm of rivals doesn't seem so farfetched. Isn't it true that in Cuttles, the males use jets of water before mating with a previously-inseminated female for the same purpose? (Steve-O', please correct me if I'm wrong about this.)

Curious (but not yellow),
Tani
 

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