Monday, September 14, 2009

Dumbo Octopus Continues to Lay Eggs

Because a reader recently asked for more information about the Dumbo Octopus, I decided to write more on this ever-so-interesting animal. There are 37 different species of dumbo octopus, and they can be found in every ocean. They live close to the floor of the ocean and feed on various crustaceans, worms and bivalves. They grow up to 20 cm and swallow their prey whole. They lay eggs individually, and their young sometimes hatch at different sizes. In fact, the ovaries of the female octopus contain eggs at different stages, meaning that they lay eggs continually.

Watch the video below to watch how this type of octopus swims with its large fins that look like ears:

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