Ocythoe

GPO87

Sepia elegans
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jan 6, 2005
Messages
838
Ocythoe tuberculata (known commonly as the tuberculate pelagic octopus OR the football octopus) is the only species in the genus Ocythoe. It is a member of the argonauts.


You can see the tuberacles on the mantle in this picture

Info at:
http://tolweb.org/Ocythoidae/20205
 

Attachments

  • conv_305177.jpg
    conv_305177.jpg
    67.2 KB · Views: 170

DWhatley

Kraken
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
20,999
you can see the relationship to the paper nautilus but this one appears (at least in the photo) to be more esthetically pleasing :biggrin2: The paper nautilus is arguably the ugliest octopus I have seen in photos but would still like the chance to see one alive in person.
 

GPO87

Sepia elegans
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jan 6, 2005
Messages
838
Well, once you've seen badly preserved Octopus in a jar... the paper nautilus looks like a work of creative genius! haha! These guys are pretty cool looking. I really like the big cartoony eye!
 

Latest Posts


Top