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  1. Hl female undergoing senescence.jpg

    Hl female undergoing senescence.jpg

    Nearly a month after laying her clutch of eggs, they are ready to hatch, but at what cost to mom. She has not eaten for a month and her skin is literally falling apart. Notice also also the bluish haze in the lens of her eye - a sure sign that senescence is well under way. Her eggs will hatch...
  2. H lunulata male mounting 8 8 14 a med rlc.jpg

    H lunulata male mounting 8 8 14 a med rlc.jpg

    Male Hapalochlaena lunulata mounting a female. As sexual contact occurs the male usually assumes a lighter background color than the female.
  3. H lunulata approach 4 17 2018.jpg

    H lunulata approach 4 17 2018.jpg

    A more difficult shot capturing the blue-ring jetting head on.
  4. blue-ring jetting 4 17 2017.jpg

    blue-ring jetting 4 17 2017.jpg

    A female Hapalochlaena lunulata jetting. I've posted several of these shots but each is a bit different.
  5. Neogonodactylus

    Visual Displays by Hapalochlaena lunulata

    The electric blue rings flashed by a startled Greater Blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) are easily photographed and are the visual displays that most of us identify with this species. However, their visual display repertoire is actually much richer than that. From time to time I...
  6. Neogonodactylus

    [Octopus]: Blue-ring Brooding

    I received a pair of H. lunulata from the Philippines two wees ago. I tried mating them shortly after they arrived and they would have nothing to doe with one another. I separated them and later in the day noticed that the female was holding eggs. When I photographed her, the eggs were...