Cephalopod Eggs - Large and Small

Discussion in 'Physiology and Biology' started by DWhatley, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Sep 4, 2006
    Likes Received:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    Up until recently it has been observed that octopuses (and most shellless cephs) lay eggs only once than die shortly after hatching. @Neogonodactylus and @Thales have worked with two related species of octopus (Greater and Lesser - O. chierchiae Pacific Striped Octopus) that produce multiple clutches of eggs throughout their lives. It now appears that another species with this strategy has been uncovered.

    Reproduction in rare bathyal octopods Pteroctopus tetracirrhus and Scaeurgus unicirrhus (Cephalopoda: Octopoda) in the east Mediterranean as an apparent response to extremely oligotrophic deep seas.
    Vladimir Laptikhovskya, Alp Salman, Bahadir Önsoy, Meryem Akalin, Beytullah Ceylan

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2014

Share This Page