Ocythoe

Discussion in 'Ocythoidae' started by GPO87, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    789
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Dancing between Vancouver and Auckland
    Ocythoe tuberculata (known commonly as the tuberculate pelagic octopus OR the football octopus) is the only species in the genus Ocythoe. It is a member of the argonauts.


    You can see the tuberacles on the mantle in this picture

    Info at:
    http://tolweb.org/Ocythoidae/20205
     

    Attached Files:

  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,076
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    you can see the relationship to the paper nautilus but this one appears (at least in the photo) to be more esthetically pleasing :grin: The paper nautilus is arguably the ugliest octopus I have seen in photos but would still like the chance to see one alive in person.
     
  3. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    789
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Dancing between Vancouver and Auckland
    Well, once you've seen badly preserved Octopus in a jar... the paper nautilus looks like a work of creative genius! haha! These guys are pretty cool looking. I really like the big cartoony eye!
     

Share This Page