Behavior and Body Patterns of the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus

@inproceedings{Caldwell2015BehaviorAB,
  title={Behavior and Body Patterns of the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus},
  author={Roy L. Caldwell and Richard E Ross and Arcadio Rodaniche and Christine L. Huffard and Claude Wicker-Thomas},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Over thirty years ago anecdotal accounts of the undescribed Larger Pacific Striped Octopus suggested behaviors previously unknown for octopuses. Beak-to-beak mating, dens shared by mating pairs, inking during mating and extended spawning were mentioned in publications, and enticed generations of cephalopod biologists. In 2012-2014 we were able to obtain several live specimens of this species, which remains without a formal description. All of the unique behaviors listed above were observed for… CONTINUE READING

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