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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Macro photo of the living skin of O. vulgaris showing the individual tiny chromatophores, both black and yellow. Note the many and variably shaped units defined by slight darkenings in the skin. This is called a patch and groove arrangement. Look at image 910 to see this arrangement on the skin of an octopus in nature.

Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Mediterranean sea, naples, italy

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