Octopus maorum, the New Zealand octopus (wheke in Maori), is found in the waters around New Zealand and southern Australia. It lives around reefs and consumes crustaceans.
The female takes good care of her eggs during the 11 weeks before they hatch.
(From Wikipedia, Apr
il 23, 2010)
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“Octopus maorum, sp. nov. Body oval, rounded behind, smooth below, roughened but not tuberculated on the back. Head slightly granular. Arms long, tapering, dorsal pair the longest, ventral pair the shortest; web broad, smooth. Cups in two rows, close, elevated; those of the eighth or ninth rows the largest, gradually diminishing both ways; those on the dorsal arms largest, twice the diameter of those on the ventral arms. Dark gray, paler below.”
(From EOL via Smithsonian NMNH, April 23, 2010)