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Octopus salutii

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Octopus salutii
This long-armed octopus is found in the Mediterranean, the Gulf of Biscay, and the eastern North Atlantic. It lays 2,000 to 4,000 eggs that are 5.2 to 6.0 mm long. The offspring are planktonic for the first part of their lives.

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A warm thank you to Peter Wirtz for supplying the photograph above.


Sweeney, M.J., Roper, C.F.E., Mangold, K.M., Clarke, M.R., and Boletzky, S.v. 1992. 'Larval' and juvenile cephalopods: a manual for their identification. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology - No. 513.

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