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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

A male O. cyanea on the right is mating a significantly larger female O. cyanea on the left by inserting the tip of his third right arm. This arm is specialized for the transfer of spermatophores. Mating is typically done at arm's length in this species.

Maturity: Adults; Sex: Male, female; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: S. pacific, palau

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