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O Chierchiae Mating Beak To Beak 6 23 2017 RLC
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O Chierchiae Mating Beak To Beak 6 23 2017 RLC

When Rodaniche first described the behavior of the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus, one of the most unusual observations was that it mated "beak to beak". Here is a photo of its close relative, Octopus chierchiae, mating in a similar posture.

Roy
Has he shown a preference for the beak to beak encounter or does that appear to be the preference of the female? Also, does the Larger Pacific ALWAYS mate beak to beak?
 

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NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
Aperture
ƒ/32
Focal length
105.0 mm
Exposure time
1/60
ISO
500
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O chierchiae mating beak to beak 6 23 2017 RLC.jpg
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4.6 MB
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Fri, 23 June 2017 2:42 PM
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4605px x 3289px

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