(Larger Pacific Striped Octopus)

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Published on Aug 12, 2015
    Larger Pacific Striped Octopuses mate in a beak-to-beak position, as if kissing. During mating, females exhibit all pale body patterns, while males exhibit a darker or higher-contrast display. Females are typically larger and sometimes become aggressive.

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    Behavior and Body Patterns of the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
    Roy L. Caldwell, Richard Ross, Arcadio Rodaniche, Christine L. Huffard
    PLoS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134152


     
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    Thanks for sharing these. Always good to learn something new about octopuses.
     

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