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Just in time for Valentine's Day 2012, Dr. Roy Caldwell shared some astonishing photos of two mating A. aculeatus. Note that these images are very rare and the quality is high.
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Sea of Love
An Abdopus aculeatus male perches on a rock keeping an eye...
I live in Palau and found two day octopuses (octopus cyanea) engaged. I'm not sure if they were mating, fighting to mate, or just fighting. Was hoping to clarify the behavior through a couple of screenshots. I have about a minute of video, before I moved off. They did not seem to appreciate...
Questions about S latimanus:
1) When is mating season for S latimanus in Lembeh, Sulawesi, Indonesia? Is the time of year location specific or is mating season the same time all over SE Asia for example?
2) How long does their mating season last?
3) Do both males and females die soon after...
A small male O. chierchiae attempts to mate with a female who is blocking the entrance to her cavity using a piece of coral rubble as a door. The male successfully inserted his hectocotylus (third right arm visible at 4 o'clock) through a crack in the door and appeared to pass a spermatophore.