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I'm writing this article to document the result of adding an octopus to an established fish tank. On April 15, 2009 I caught a batch of six newly hatched O. briareus from one of my commercial stone crab traps in Biscayne Bay Miami, Florida. All six juveniles were placed into a fully-stocked 125...
A Guide to Frequently Used Characters, Character States and Measures
Last updated: 11/27/02
Frequently cited anatomical characters, structures, organ systems, measures and ratios employed in descriptions of cirrate and incirrate octopods are depicted in figures 1-6:
Figure 1 (click image...
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Estimating age and growth rate in Architeuthis dux
Steve O’Shea Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Caoimhghin Ó Maolagáin, National Institute of...
By Carol Sauer (corw314)
Editor's Note: Carol created this article for Jersey Pets Magazine (Editor: Lisa A. Kelley). Lisa's Website can be visited at www.jerseypetsmagazine.com. The article is slated to be published in their Jan/Feb issue. Thanks to Jersey Pets Magazine for spreading the good...
An analysis of the size of the largest cephalopods: Architeuthis and Mesonychoteuthis
Authored by Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Kat Bolstad
Steve and Kat are members of the TONMO staff. You can communicate with them both in our Cephalopod Science forums.
INTRODUCTION TO FACT SHEETS