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Developing octopus embryos

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Seems to be the season for octopus reproduction. Thought you might like to see this developing embryo which is about 16 days old. Mom is brooding several hundred brothers and sisters. For reference, the "Cap" is the yolk sac, the funnel can be seen to the left of the eye. This is a small-egged species, the egg capsule being about 3mm long.

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Ah, I did not quite get the full shape and I could not enlarge mine like this. It still looks bigger (proportionately) than the ones I could see on Ziggy's hatchlings though.
 

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Roy, I don't think we have seen photogenicus even get this far in a tank before but then we do have many journals.
 

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