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    Larger & lesser pacific stripped octopus

    Is there anybody here/do you know anybody that sells/can obtain eighter the larger pacific striped octopus or the lesser pacific striped octopus? Any vendors, pet-shops etc?
  2. O. chierchiae babies (LPSO) (timeline)

    O. chierchiae babies (LPSO) (timeline)

    Richard Ross (Thales) welcomes discussion on this article in the Exotics and Rare Species forum. Octopus chierchiae is a small rarely seen octopus from Panama/Nicaragua. I was able to obtain 3 animals, 2 male and 1 female, and was able to mate them and have had a successful brood and hatching...
  3. Stalker.mp4


    In the second edition of Hanlon and Messenger's Cephalopod Behaviour they report that no octopus have been observed in the field to stalk their prey. The Larger Pacific Striped Octopus may be the exception. While this rare octopus has not been observed to stalk in the field, Rodaniche recorded...
  4. LPSO Female Resting Posture 5 25 2017 Med

    LPSO Female Resting Posture 5 25 2017 Med

    This medium sized LPSO spends much of her time during the day setting in her shell resting on her elbows. (Yes, I know that octopuses don't have elbows but the posture reminds me of my kids setting at the dining room table bored to death.) But then she detects a movement in the gravel and...
  5. LPSO Female 15 B Eggs In Shell 1 4 2016 C Crop

    LPSO Female 15 B Eggs In Shell 1 4 2016 C Crop

    Female Larger Pacific Striped Octpus are interoparous laying eggs over several months. Eggs are attached to the walls of the den - usually a shell. Females care for their eggs, but unlike most octopuses continue to hunt and mate while brooding. Eggs are small, about 3 mm - the size of mom's eye!
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    Super Tiny Zebra Octopus on Ebay

    I was perusing ebay this evening and came across this super tiny "zebra octopus" for sale. I am not an octopus keeper but I sure hope this guy goes to a good home. He is so tiny and cool! (and expensive)...