Some observations on parental care in Octopus dollfusi Robson (Cephalopoda : Octopodidae)

Sarvesan, R (1969) Some observations on parental care in Octopus dollfusi Robson (Cephalopoda : Octopodidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 11 (1&2). pp. 203-205.

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Abstract

Some of the octopi are well known for their complex behaviour during the brooding period. The present paper describes certain remarkable habits observed in a brooding adult of Octopus dollfusi Robson. O. dollfusi appears to be a species of restricted distribution, having been recorded so far only from Nias, Amoy, and Ennore (Madras) (Adam, 1960 and 1962). However it seems to be a common littoral form on the southeastern coast of India.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Parental care; Octopus dolfusi; Cephalopoda; India
Subjects:Fishery biology
Molluscan Fisheries > Cephalopods
Marine Biology
Demersal Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Mandapam
ID Code:1019
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:09 Jun 2010 18:10
Last Modified:09 Jun 2010 18:10

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