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Title: Inking in a Blue-Ringed Octopus, Hapalochlaena lunulata, with a Vestigial Ink Sac 
Author: Huffard, Christine L; Caldwell, RL
Date: 2002-07
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Huffard CL, Caldwell RL. 2002. Inking in a blue-ringed octopus, Hapalochlaena lunulata, with a vestigial ink sac. Pac Sci 56(3): 255-257.
Abstract: Here we report for the first time that adult Hapalochlaena lunulata
(Quoy & Gairnard, 1832), which has a vestigial ink sac, is capable of inking. Ink
was released under three different agonistic conditions: female-female aggression,
rejection of mating attempt, and when attacked by a predator. We observed
no apparent reaction to the ink by the other animals involved in these
interactions.
ISSN: 0030-8870
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2557

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