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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Eggs of O. macropus attached to aquarium wall. The arms and suckers of the female octopus are visible. This species produces very small plantonic paralarve, yet the eggs are quite large for this hatchling life history type. Also it is uncommon for the eggs to be attached individually. Most octopus species with planktonic hatchling lay egg strands with hundreds of eggs interwoven together by their stalks.

Maturity: Eggs; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea

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