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World's sexiest octopus ostracized

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

Due to its peculiar lifestyle and mating habits, the larger Pacific striped octopus has been largely ignored by scientists. It doesn't even have a Latin name.

In 1991, a biologist named Arcadio Rodaniche published a short abstract describing a new species of octopus he had discovered in Panama. This new octopus, Rodaniche claimed, had a lifestyle quite unlike any other species of its kind:

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

Pfft. I've seen hotter


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:14 PM

Pretty fab looking creature!


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:59 PM

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:07 AM

View Postthird_eye, on 04 March 2013 - 11:59 PM, said:

Flirt

Glad to see i'm not the only octo-sexual on this site.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:44 AM

Pretty cool alright, but you can't been the deadly beauty of the Blue Ringed Octopus or the bizarre camouflage of the rare Mimic Octopus.
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