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Behavior and Body Patterns of the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus

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Beak-to-beak mating in Larger Pacific Striped Octopus.

A) Insertion of male hectocotylized arm into female mantle cavity, male on left, female on right; B) Female (right, pale) slightly enveloping male (left) during mating; C) Sucker alignment during mating; D) sucker alignment and mantle encircled with arm during mating; E) Hectocotylus insertion during ‘distance’ mating in beak-to-beak posture (male left, female right). All photos by RLC.

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