Octopus erectile tissue

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  1. Level_Head

    Level_Head Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    In male octopuses, apparently. While still pursuing the topic of blood loss -- octopuses seem not to bleed, but have very well-development mechanisms to deal with blood loss! -- I happened across this paper and didn't see it here:

    http://journals.cambridge.org/actio...FA3F2C138B.tomcat1?fromPage=online&aid=169679
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Somewhere this came up :sly: in the not to distant past but a quick search only shows articles from 2003. Mucktopus commented that they observed something akin in the marginatus and that a paper was forthcoming.

    Ah, found the reference in Sexing an Octopus under the ligula link.
     

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