- Mar 17, 2003
It is not the best quality video I have ever shot, but this morning I videotaped a pair of Octopus chierchiae mating and you can clearly see the male's hectocotylus searching and eventually penetrating the female's mantle cavity. I'm not sure how many times this has been filmed, but I'm pretty sure in never has been recorded in O. cheirchiae. And before you are too critical of the video quality, remember that these animals are the size of a quarter. Her is the YouTube address for the clip.