First-ever octopus bred in captivity - FIS.com (Registro) (Registro)

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by octobot, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. octobot

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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Super cool! I think this species would make a great aquarium animal!
     
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    I wondered about that too when I first read through the description in Norman and thought the same thing when I read they will trying to develop captive bred for food. They are a large egg species but they also get pretty big (10 inch "body"). The arm span for this sized mantle is not too bad though (3') and the write-up suggests a large variation in size. Perhaps the slow growing ones will find the aquarium market viable. The description and location suggest strong similarities with hummelincki.
     

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