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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

An adult female Octopus defilippi in a laboratory aquarium. This animal was reared from a field-collected free swimming paralarval stage that was brought into the lab. This species has very long arms. Note the general mottle coloration with skin texturing with dark bars on the arms. This is a fairly rare species in the Caribbean. It is also known from the Mediterranean Sea.

Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea

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