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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Juvenile Octopus briareus with severe skin damage due to bacterial infections of the mantle, head and arm bases. This condition is brought on by constant touching and grabbing between animals in group culture. This behavior-related problem is particularly pronounced in this species.

Maturity: Juvenile; 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