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Inking in a Blue-Ringed Octopus, Hapalochlaena lunulata, with a Vestigial Ink Sac
|Title:||Inking in a Blue-Ringed Octopus, Hapalochlaena lunulata, with a Vestigial Ink Sac|
|Authors:||Huffard, Christine L.|
|Issue Date:||Jul 2002|
|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
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 56, Number 3, 2002|
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