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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Close-up of the head and eye of a female Octopus burryi brooding eggs in the laboratory showing details of skin texture and patterning. This species has a skin texture known as rugose meaning 'rough looking'. This is one of the taxonomic characteristics used to describe this species.

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

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