Larger Pacific striped octopus
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|Large Pacific striped octopus|
|A Larger Pacific striped octopus. A bit off to the left at the centre-bottom, another of this species of octopus is visible.|
And while most octopuses are cannibalistic, and have to exercise extreme caution while mating, these octopuses mate with their ventral sides touching, pressing their beaks and suckers together in an intimate embrace.
The larger Pacific striped octopus is very different from other species in other ways as well. While most octopus species reproduce only once before entering "senescence" and dying, mothers in this species can mate and gestate many times throughout their lives.
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