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  1. cb0001.jpg File/Image

    cb0001.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This image shows an animal swimming, the arm posture suggests there is prey in the arms. The ocellus (eye spot) is clearly seen and is descriptive for this species. Lab or Wild: Wild; Field ...

  2. cb0002.jpg File/Image

    cb0002.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Female brooding her eggs in a home aquarium. Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea, haiti Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Octopus filosus (CephBase Classification) ...

  3. cb0003.jpg File/Image

    cb0003.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This animal was caught in the wild but bought through an aquarium store. Photo was taken in the hobbyist's aquarium. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean s ...

  4. cb0004.jpg File/Image

    cb0004.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This octopus shows good crypsis to sand bottom. Note the large mantle white spots behind head. These are quite characteristic for this species. Ocellus (eye spot) is visible just below the ...

  5. cb0005.jpg File/Image

    cb0005.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A juvenile specimen in aquaria at Univ. of Miami/RSMAS. The mantle white spots are clearly visible. Ocelli are not clearly visible. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab ...

  6. cb0006.jpg File/Image

    cb0006.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This photo was taken on a night dive-- this species is strongly nocturnal. This animal may have some captured prey in its web. Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california ...

  7. cb0007.jpg File/Image

    cb0007.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This photo was taken on a night dive. Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  Octopus rubescens (CephBase Classification) ...

  8. cb0008.jpg File/Image

    cb0008.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This photo was taken on a night dive. This species is very often seen at the bottom of small sand depressions like this. Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california Creat ...

  9. cb0009.jpg File/Image

    cb0009.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This photo was taken on a night dive. Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  Octopus rubescens (CephBase Classification) ...

  10. cb0010.jpg File/Image

    cb0010.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This photo clearly shows the ability of this species to display prominent mantle papillae. Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic na ...

  11. cb0011.jpg File/Image

    cb0011.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  The animal is virtually devoid of identifying characters in this shot. Lab or Wild: Lab Creator:  Martin Wolterding Taxonomic name:  Octopus filosus (CephBase Classific ...

  12. cb0012.jpg File/Image

    cb0012.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This photo shows the strong mantle and arm white spots of this species. Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: West coast, u.s. Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Octopus rubescens (CephBase Class ...

  13. cb0013.jpg File/Image

    cb0013.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Probably lab-laid eggs showing low fertility rate. Maturity: Eggs; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Pacific nw Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Octopus rubescens (CephBase Classification) ...

  14. cb0014.jpg File/Image

    cb0014.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  These late stage embryos show the extent of chromatophore development before hatching. One could really describe the number and location of founder chromatophores from this shot. Hatching p ...

  15. cb0015.jpg File/Image

    cb0015.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  These late stage embryos show the extent of chromatophore development before hatching. One could really describe the number and location of founder chromatophores from this shot. Hatching p ...

  16. cb0016.jpg File/Image

    cb0016.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  The integumental chromatophores on head and dorsal mantle are very obvious in this shot. Two colors visible: yellow and brown. Maturity: Embryo; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Pacific nw Creator ...

  17. cb0017.jpg File/Image

    cb0017.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  The contrast between expanded (left) versus contracted (middle and right) integumental chromatophores is visible in this shot. Also, middle animal has fully consumed the external yolk. Matu ...

  18. cb0018.jpg File/Image

    cb0018.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Hatchling just out of egg. Dorsal view. Maturity: Hatchling; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Pacific nw Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Octopus rubescens (CephBase Classification) ...

  19. cb0019.jpg File/Image

    cb0019.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This animal was found when turning over rocks in about 20 ft of water. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Catalina island, ca Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Oc ...

  20. cb0020.jpg File/Image

    cb0020.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Hatchling and probable adult together showing how small the adults of this tiny species can be. Maturity: Hatchling; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california Creator:  ...

  21. cb0021.jpg File/Image

    cb0021.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  In this shot, the similarities to O. briareus from the Caribbean are evident, particularly the iridescent green accents. Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Gulf of cali ...

  22. cb0022.jpg File/Image

    cb0022.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  In this shot, the similarities to O. briareus from the Caribbean are evident, particularly the iridescent green accents. Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Gulf of cali ...

  23. cb0023.jpg File/Image

    cb0023.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This photo shows the characteristic white spot body patterning of this species. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea Creator:  Martin Wo ...

  24. cb0024.jpg File/Image

    cb0024.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Mild skin papillation is visible on the mantle and arms. Maturity: Adult?; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea, u.s. virgin islands, st. croix Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic ...

  25. cb0025.jpg File/Image

    cb0025.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A dramatic example of white spot patterning. Lab or Wild: Wild Creator:  Martin Wolterding ...

  26. cb0026.jpg File/Image

    cb0026.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  An example of cryptic coloration; white spots are not evident. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea, u.s. virgin islands, st. croix Creator:  Roger Hanlon Ta ...

  27. cb0027.jpg File/Image

    cb0027.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This animal is about to disappear down a hole! Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea, u.s. virgin islands, st. croix Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  O ...

  28. cb0028.jpg File/Image

    cb0028.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  General mottled appearance, rather cryptic. Skin papillae are visible but not the spots. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea, u.s. virgin islands, st. croix Cr ...

  29. cb0029.jpg File/Image

    cb0029.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Close-up of white body spots. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea, u.s. virgin islands, st. croix Creator:  Raymond Hixon Taxonomic name:  ...

  30. cb0030.jpg File/Image

    cb0030.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A swimming octopus; note that part of the 2nd left arm is missing. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea, u.s. virgin islands, st. croix Creator:  Roger Hanlon T ...

  31. cb0031.jpg File/Image

    cb0031.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Strong expression of white body spots. Aquarium shot Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  Octopus macropus (CephBase Cla ...

  32. cb0032.jpg File/Image

    cb0032.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  O. macropus in a general mottle coloration, a bit unusual from the typical white spot pattern. Shows skin papillae on arms and mantle. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Ca ...

  33. cb0033.jpg File/Image

    cb0033.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Note the green color of attachment cement on the glass-- this is typical of octopods. Also note that this species attaches eggs individually, not in clusters with a common attachment point. ...

  34. cb0034.jpg File/Image

    cb0034.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  An early to mid-stage embryo. Retinal pigmentation is a very vivid red. Maturity: Embryo; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  Octopus macropus (C ...

  35. cb0035.jpg File/Image

    cb0035.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This is probably a preserved specimen. Maturity: Hatchling; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  Octopus macropus (CephBase Classification) ...

  36. cb0036.jpg File/Image

    cb0036.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This specimen was trawled in deep water and is freshly dead in this shot. Note the fusion of the funnel to the head. All the shots of o. californicus are of single specimen trawled up from ...

  37. cb0037.jpg File/Image

    cb0037.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Ventral view of the whole animal. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Male; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Octopus californicus (C ...

  38. cb0038.jpg File/Image

    cb0038.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Close-up of hectocotylus. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Male; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Octopus californicus (CephBase ...

  39. cb0039.jpg File/Image

    cb0039.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This photo shows patch and groove skin patterning. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Male; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Channel islands, california Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Octopu ...

  40. cb0040.jpg File/Image

    cb0040.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Dorsal view. Note how the eyes don't protrude much from head. Also note that the bottom arm in this photo is the 3rd right hectocotylized arm. This arm is visibly shorter and blunter t ...

  41. cb0041.jpg File/Image

    cb0041.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Dark bands on front edge of the arms are boldly displayed. This unique pattern is characteristic for this species. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab Creator:  Martin Wo ...

  42. cb0042.jpg File/Image

    cb0042.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Note the rugose skin texture, typical of this species. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab Creator:  Martin Wolterding Taxonomic name:  Octopus burryi (CephBase Classific ...

  43. cb0043.jpg File/Image

    cb0043.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Dark arm stripes are visible in this shot. This animals was found living in a gastropod shell. we chased it out and photo'd it out in the open. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Wild; F ...

  44. cb0044.jpg File/Image

    cb0044.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Wild-caught juvenile in lab. Note the dark arm stripes at this early age. Juvenile collected at st. croix during hydrolab saturation dive mission. photo taken in galveston lab. Maturity: Ju ...

  45. cb0045.jpg File/Image

    cb0045.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A female brooding eggs. The arm stripes are clearly displayed. This specimen was trawl-caught off galveston living in a paint can. laid eggs in the lab. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or ...

  46. cb0046.jpg File/Image

    cb0046.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A juvenile showing rugose skin texture, typical of this species. This specimen was caught during deepwater night light station during hydrolab mission. brought back to galveston and culture ...

  47. cb0047.jpg File/Image

    cb0047.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A female brooding and laying eggs in the lab of Sigurd vonBoletzky. Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Mediterranean sea, france Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  ...

  48. cb0048.jpg File/Image

    cb0048.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  Juveniles showing characteristic black spots on body. Reared from hatching by sigurd von boletzky at banyuls. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Mediterranean sea, france Creator ...

  49. cb0049.jpg File/Image

    cb0049.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  An adult showing deimatic pattern to photographer. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Mediterranean sea, france Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Eledone moschata (CephBase C ...

  50. cb0050.jpg File/Image

    cb0050.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  An animal reacting to photographer. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Mediterranean sea, france Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Eledone moschata (CephBase Classification) ...

  51. cb0051.jpg File/Image

    cb0051.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A very rare shot of this species. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Caribbean sea, roatan, honduras Creator:  Roger Hanlon ...

  52. cb0052.jpg File/Image

    cb0052.jpg Licence:  All rights reserved. Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A hatchling/juvenile in culture at RSMAS/UM. Probably hatched from wild eggs but it's uncertain. Maturity: Hatchling; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Bahamas, caribbean ...

  53. cb0053.jpg File/Image

    cb0053.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A juvenile in culture at NRCC in the early 1980's. Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Bahamas, caribbean sea Creator:  John Forsythe Taxonomic name:  Octopus briareus (CephB ...

  54. cb0054.jpg File/Image

    cb0054.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A very good close-up of hectocotilized arm tip in this species. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Bahamas, caribbean sea Creator:  Roger Hanlon Taxonomic name:  Octopus briareus (C ...

  55. cb0055.jpg File/Image

    cb0055.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  A lab-cultured adult. Note the beautiful iridescence of the skin. This is a healthy vibrant animal. Contrast to this image. Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Bahamas, caribbean sea ...

  56. cb0056.jpg File/Image

    cb0056.jpg Licence:  Imaging technique:  Photograph Description:  This is a classic image of what a senescent octopus looks like at the end of the life-cycle. Note the bubbles in web due to lack of muscle tone. No sign of chromatophore activity. This is a ...

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