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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Skin of an Octopus burryi showing patch and groove pattern characteristic of certain species. Each patch is defined by a groove surrounding it and each patch can display the full range of colors shown. The bright white color is produced by reflective leucophores. All other colors are produced by differential expansion of chromatophores.

Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Nw gulf of mexico

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