An ethogram for Benthic Octopods (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae).

  title={An ethogram for Benthic Octopods (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae).},
  author={Jennifer Mather and Jean Alupay},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  volume={130 2},
The present paper constructs a general ethogram for the actions of the flexible body as well as the skin displays of octopuses in the family Octopodidae. The actions of 6 sets of structures (mantle-funnel, arms, sucker-stalk, skin-web, head, and mouth) combine to produce behavioral units that involve positioning of parts leading to postures such as the flamboyant, movements of parts of the animal with relation to itself including head bob and grooming, and movements of the whole animal by both… 

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