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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Exposed viscera of anesthetized female octopus showing large white ovary full of eggs. The paired brownish masses are the kidneys, the dark black mass on the left is one of the two branchial hearts and the whitish mass just above that is one of the gills. This surgical procedure is called a cap-flip and is non-injurious to the animal. After viewing the viscera, the mantle cap is flipped back to the normal position and the animal can be revived and has normal mantle operation with respect to ventilation and jet propelled swimming.

Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Florida keys

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