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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

A beautiful image of the greater blue-ringed octopus. These bold blue rings are only shown when the animal is startled or threatened. Blue-ringed octopus bites have been fatal to humans, however this species is not known to have caused a human fatality due to its bite.

Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: W. pacific, indonesia

Creator: 
Roy Caldwell
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith