This is the undescribed octopus (Family Octopodidae) known as 'Wonderpus'. This specimen was imported from the Philippines to an aquarium shop in San Francisco then donated to the NRCC for observation. It was a mature female full of eggs. The eggs were never laid. Animal is attempting to crawl out of its culture chamber when lid was removed for daily cleaning and feeding.
Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Philippines