Members of the class Cephalopoda are gonochoric. Male and female adults usually die shortly after spawning and brooding, respectively. Mating behavior. (a) Egg and (b) egg strings of Enteroctopus megalocyathus. .. Hatchling chromatophore numbers of Enteroctopus megalocyathus (n = 27) in. PDF | Advances in controlled cultivation of Patagonian red octopus Enteroctopus megalocyathus (Gould ) have fostered biological.

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Uses authors parameter link. The information is summarized in Table 1. Guidelines for taxonomic descriptions of cephalopod species. There are three salivary glands annexed to the digestive system: From the drawings published in Hochberg et al.


Measurements of different structures were done by means of an ocular scale calibrated for X60 and X, in five slices of every slide from the same organ of the three animals. As the gland described above, posterior salivary glands are simple branched tubular glands. The first cell type we saw mdgalocyathus a thin cell extending from the basal lamina to the lumen of the organ. On each side of the arms, or sometimes distributed on the oral side of the middle portion of the arms, a variable number of chromatophores one to seven could be seen.

Octopus megalocyathus Gould Megalocyarhus in his monograph of octopods regarded E. English pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail. They could either remain inactive in that position or begin to crawl along the sidewall with a coordinated action of the arms for short distances. In almost all cases, a single row of dorsal chromatophores range 5—10 on the sides of one or both eyes stood out, enterodtopus over them they were always present in two or three rows Fig.

The muscular wall of all the digestive organs is thin, and especially in the oesophagus and crop which have numerous longitudinal folds along their entire length. New Zealand arrow Japanese flying Humboldt Neon flying. The reproductive cycle of the red octopus Enteroctopus megalocyathus in fishing areas of Northern Patagonian coast.


There was a ban on commercial fishing of this species from to in Chilean waters. Morphological measurements of freshly dead Enteroctopus megalocyathus at hatching present work and of anaesthetized Octopus vulgaris at 50 and 60 days old Villanueva, In addition, in many species it has been shown that other characters related to the size of the eggs and hatchlings are correlated with the mode of life of newly hatched octopodids or with the subsequent change in life style observed in small-scale aquarium cultures.

No development of sucker buds was found on the tip of the arms at the time of hatching. Furthermore, morphological and behavioural characteristics were similar to the pre-settlement stage of planktonic hatchlings of Octopus vulgaris. Cilias, irregularly distributed, are relevant in this process of evacuation by making ways to conduct the intestine content to the anus. These observations were similar in the three animals deprived of food for two days Table 2.

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They extend from the basal lamina to the lumen of the organ. Morphologic, histochemical and immunohistochemical characterization of tracheobronchial respiratory glands in South American Sea Lion Otaria Flavescens Pinnipedia, Mammalia. This is especially the case for many commercially valuable species upon which major fisheries are based and for which information on early life stages is required for the sustainable management of stocks Rodhouse et al.

In this context, an increase in temperature may result in hatchlings emerging at smaller sizes and a decrease in temperature in bigger ones Gowland et al. Sign In or Create an Account. We did not provide our hatchlings with floating food to test whether they could adhere to the water surface and feed, but we never observed the same behaviour as in E.

In the anterior megaoocyathus, the wall is covered by a simple epithelium whose cells vary from cuboidal to cylindrical. enteeoctopus


Males assume an erect position using all of their arms to support them over their surroundings. Cannibalism was not observed in either group.

Octopodidae in Patagonia, Argentina. There are no negative economic impacts of southern red octopuses on humans. The proximal and enterotcopus zones of the intestine show longitudinal folds protruding into the lumen.

Animals from each group, were decapitated under anesthesia and the organs of the digestive system oesophagus, crop, stomach, caecum, proximal, medial and distal intestine, digestive gland, appendages of the digestive gland ducts and submandibular, anterior and posterior salivary glandswere removed and rinsed with seawater.

Eggs were measured with a Vernier caliper and characterized by their EL, egg width EW and chorion stalk length. It has been suggested that the planktonic mode of life at the juvenile phase is a common ancestral feature that has evolved into a holobenthic mode of life in Octopodidae Boletzky, To cite this page: The ejteroctopus system of E. Hematoxylin and eosin stain and histochemical techniques show that cuticle of the oesophagus, crop and stomach is constituted by proteoglycans secreted by the epithelial mucosa.

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However, quantitative estimates of home range have not been reported. When retracted and in freshly dead animals, dorsal visceral extrategumental chromatophores could be seen like a suite of disordered dots over the visceral mass.

Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal entegoctopus ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Digestive gland “liver” In the digestive gland we saw the same three types of cells observed in the freshly caught specimens.

All the folds at the zone of the columella and in the external wall of the caecum have a central axis of loose connective tissue or corion with high vascularization. Retrieved from ” https: