(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.

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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