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2009-04-15 13:02:31

Once thought to be only the realm of the blue-ringed octopus, researchers have now shown that all octopuses and cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous. The work indicates that they all share a common, ancient venomous ancestor and highlights new avenues for drug discovery. Conducted by scientists from the University of Melbourne, University of Brussels and Museum Victoria, the study was published in the Journal of Molecular Evolution. Dr Bryan Fry from the Department of Biochemistry at the...


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Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini
2012-08-20 13:51:08

The giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini), also known as the North Pacific giant octopus, is native to the North Pacific. It prefers to live at depths of 215 feet, but can be found in more shallow waters. It is thought to be the largest species of octopus with the largest specimen weighing 156.5 pounds, although the seven-arm octopus is a close contender with one specimen weighing 134 pounds. The giant Pacific octopus can reach an average weight of thirty-three pounds with an arm...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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