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Enteroctopus dofleini  (North Pacific Giant Octopus)

Photo of Enteroctopus dofleini by James Cosgrove
© James Cosgrove (Photo ID #12786)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Vancouver Aquarium Photographer James Cosgrove
Habitat marine
Photo Date June 17, 2009 Upload Date January 18, 2011
Elevation (m)
UTM Zone # Latitude
UTM Easting Longitude
UTM Northing Photo ID # 12786
Notes Giant Pacific octopus hectocotylus. The male octopus uses this structure to pass a package of sperm (spermatophore) to the female during mating. This structure is in the end of the 3rd right arm of the male.

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