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Wonder Eggs! This was the first time for me to encounter a female Wonderpus brooding eggs.  Looks fresh and plenty of them.  Like most species of Octopus, the female only lays one batch of egg in her life span, brooding them during the incubation period and will not eat anymore.  She will eventually dies when the eggs are ready to hatch.<br />
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From the tiny size of the eggs and huge clutch she is brooding, its probably thousands of eggs or even tens of thousands of eggs. Anilao,Batangas,Octopus,Philippines,Wonderpus,Wunderpus photogenicus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Wonder Eggs!

This was the first time for me to encounter a female Wonderpus brooding eggs. Looks fresh and plenty of them. Like most species of Octopus, the female only lays one batch of egg in her life span, brooding them during the incubation period and will not eat anymore. She will eventually dies when the eggs are ready to hatch.

From the tiny size of the eggs and huge clutch she is brooding, its probably thousands of eggs or even tens of thousands of eggs.

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  1. Oh, nice! I did not know this story..it is a bit like the salmon...I feel sorry that she dies afterward...do you know their average lifespan? Posted 11 months ago
    1. Not too familiar with their actual lifespan. probably just a year or 2 but this is a guess. Posted 11 months ago

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''Wunderpus photogenicus'', the wunderpus octopus is a small-bodied species of octopus with distinct white and rusty brown coloration. 'Wunderpus' from German “wunder” meaning ‘marvel or wonder’. Due to the appearance and behavior of the wunderpus, it is frequently confused with its close relative, the mimic octopus. The wunderpus octopus was not discovered until the 1980s and only officially described in detail in 2006. The wunderpus octopus are important commercially to the underwater.. more

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