Octopus Maya

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  1. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    Per D's request, I am starting this thread as a collaboration of information on O. Maya. Anyone with any tid bits of info please post. I will be doing some research on my off time to locate some articles to post as well. Please note that some may be in Spanish.
     
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    Just a quick up date, I've spoken with my friend and he's going to speak with the people doing the breeding program in the Yucatan to see if they are willing to share their research.
     
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    Species Description

    I found a PDF with the species description for Octopus Maya :grin:

    OCTOPUS MAY A, A NEW SPECIES FROM THE BAY OF CAMPECHE, MEXICO (full PDF)
    GILBERT L. VOSS Institute of Marine Science, University of Miami
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    MANUEL SOLtS RAMIREZ lnstituto Nacional de Investigaciones Biol6gico-Pesqueras
    Estaci6n de Biologia Pesquera de Campeche, Mexico

    Here is the abstract, the pdf has the full description:

    ABSTRACT
    A new species of occllated octopus, Octopus maya, is described from
    nine specimens collected in the Bay of Campeche. The species, known
    only from the bay, was taken during a survey of the octopus fisheries and
    is the second described species of ocellated octopus from the Atlantic
    Ocean. It is characterized by a large double-ringed ocellus, large eggs
    attaining a length of 17 mm, and, in the male, a minute ligula. It is compared
    with other ocellated species from the Pacific and Indian oceans. A
    key to the eight species of shallow water octopus of the tropical Western
    Atlantic Ocean is included.
     
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    Laboratory maintenance, breeding, rearing, and biomedical research potential of the Yucatan octopus (Octopus maya).
    Van Heukelem WF. 1977

     
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    Seasonal and spatial trends of Mayan octopus, Octopus maya, population dynamics from Campeche, Mexico
    Unai Markaida, Iván Méndez-Loeza, Martha Laura Rosales-Raya 2016 (subscription Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK)

     

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