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Octopus’ sex ratio (paper released)

Take a look to our last research paper published online about common octopus’ sex ratio in Galician waters. Sex ratio variation in an exploited population of common octopus: ontogenic shifts and spatio-temporal dynamics Alexandre Alonso-Fernández, Jaime Otero, Rafael Bañón, Jose Manuel Campelos, Juan Santos, Gonzalo Mucientes Abstract Sex ratio is a fundamental demographic parameter with major implications for the dynamics, management, andRead More

New book: “OCTOPUS! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea”

  By J. Otero Villar   Cephalopoda is a class of mollusks originated more than 500 Ma ago. It comprises around 700 species mostly included into four groups commonly known as octopods, squids, cuttlefishes and nautiluses. Cephalopods are usually opportunist animals, with a short life span of often no moreRead More

Histology in cephalopods reproductive studies

“Contrasting macroscopic maturity staging with histological characteristics of the gonads in female Octopus vulgaris” is the title of the last paper (published in Hydrobiologia) in which we have colaborated. Although we do not participate as coauthors, The Fisheries Ecology Group (CSIC) allowed the author to use image analyzer, and weRead More