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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Large female O. defilippi after dying post-egglaying. The small octopus just above the large one another animal collected in nature at the same time and same size as the large female. The smaller animal died a couple of days after arriving in the laboratory. From the comparison, it is clear how much the surviving animal grew in captivity before laying eggs and dying.

Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea, u.s. virgin is.

Creator: 
John Forsythe
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith