Opisthoteuthis

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    This genera of octopods (there looks to be almost 20 species) have the best common name ever: the pancake devilfish! They have small fins, and are primarily benthic animals. They have a mixture of suckers and cirri on their arms.


    O. californiana

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    Published on Jun 15, 2015
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    This video is part of Science Friday's #CephalopodWeek 2015! Join the cephaloparty starting Friday, June 19th.http://cephalopodweek.tumblr.com

    What do you call an tiny octopus with big eyes, gelatinous skin and is cute as a button? Nobody knows quite yet! Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute aims to classify and name this presently undescribed deep-sea cephalopod using preserved specimens and a clutch of eggs hatch housed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

    **DISCLAIMER** from Dr. Stephanie Bush: The Opisthoteuthis eggs depicted in this video are preserved specimens, not the eggs laid at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (which are still being lovingly incubated at MBARI's Cold Storage Facility!)

     

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