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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Octopus micropyrsus is one of the smallest octopus species with a maximum mantle length of 3 cm. It is commonly found inhabiting kelp holdfasts and the very dark brown coloration shown here is quite typical. This individual has a mantle length of 1.5 cm.

Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: E. pacific, s. california

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