Understanding octopus growth: patterns, variability and physiology

  title={Understanding octopus growth: patterns, variability and physiology},
  author={J. Semmens and Gretta T Pecl and R. Villanueva and Didier Jouffre and I. Sobrino and J. Wood and P. R. Rigby},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Research},
  • J. Semmens, Gretta T Pecl, +4 authors P. R. Rigby
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Marine and Freshwater Research
  • Octopuses are generally characterised by rapid non-asymptotic growth, with high individual variability. However, in situ octopus growth is not well understood. The lack of an ageing method has resulted in the majority of our understanding of octopus growth coming from laboratory studies. Despite not being applicable to cephalopods, Modal Progression Analysis (MPA) of length-frequency data is the most common method for examining in situ octopus growth. Recently, counting growth increments in… CONTINUE READING
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