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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

O. cyanea with crab claw barely visible in arms from large coral crab collected on forage trip. Octopus returned to den with crab and ate it over a 24 hour period, the two chelipeds (claws) last. The octopus was continually harassed by the two species of fish (Abudefduf sordidus and Chaetodon ulietensis) visible while eating the crab.

Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Manihi atoll, french polynesia

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