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The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean.The critters just didn't fit the loner denizen-of-the-deep profile that scientists had drawn for the rest of the 300 or so octopus species.While most octopuses live alone, coming together for ever-so-brief and dangerous mating, couples of this species can live together to mate for a few days in the same cramped den or shell.While other male octopuses mate from a distance to avoid being cannibalized, these octopuses mate entangled beak-to-beak. The species is preliminarily called the larger Pacific striped octopus, although it's really not much bigger than a tennis ball – just bigger than a similar species.The researchers note that this octopus species could act differently in the wild.
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