(Larger Pacific Striped Octopus)

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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.

Credit:
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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