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Cephalopod video: Bathypolypus arcticus hatching

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Published on Nov 19, 2012

Hatching. The pressure in the swollen egg pushes out the end of the mantle. The then hatchling frees himself from the egg, and a fully functional octopus emerges.

From: Wood, J.B., E. Kenchington, and R.K. O'Dor. 1998. Reproduction and embryonic development time of Bathypolypus arcticus, a deep-sea octopod (Cephalopoda: Octopoda). Malacologia, 39(1-2): 11-19.

Online abstract: http://invertebrates.si.edu/cephs/wko...

To see other cephalopod videos: http://collections.si.edu/search/resu...

[taxonomy:binomial=Bathypolypus arcticus]

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