Ok, The general perception about cephalopods is that they mate once and die, right? At least that is what I always heard on those nature shows and from reading "Ranger Rick" . I am beginning to think that octopus is the odd cephalopod that does mate once and die... My Sepia bandensis are multiple spawners, meaning that the female mates and lays eggs over a period of time (in my case 3 months). That means that about 33% of her life has been spent laying eggs. I started to do some research - Roger Hanlon reported that Loligo pealii is also a multiple spawner. I checked on our favorite friend Dosidicus gigas, and it is also another multiple spawner. Any others that you know of?