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Brooding in a Bathypelagic Octopus

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Title: Brooding in a Bathypelagic Octopus
Authors: Young, Richard Edward
LC Subject Headings: Octopoda -- Hawaii
Issue Date: Oct 1972
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Young RE. 1972. Brooding in a Bathypelagic octopus. Pac Sci 26(4): 400-404.
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A mature female and 12 larvae of the octopus Bolitaena microcotyla
were captured at bathypelagic depths off Hawaii. The female appears to have been
brooding the larvae in a large chamber formed by the oral arms and web. This
finding supports the likelihood that the brooding habit is universal in pelagic incirrate
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 26, Number 4, 1972

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