Nothing is known of the behaviour of these mysterious species as none are known to have ever been observed live.
The skin of the Spongetip Octopus is gelatinous, and their arms have deep webs and a single row of suckers. Their common name is derived from spongy tips found in the arms of mature males, which are thought to play some role in reproductive behaviour. Eledone palari has an ink sac and no fins on the mantle.
Eledona palari is a benthic octopus found at depths of between 200 and 600m.
Indonesian and Australian waters.
Other behaviours and adaptations
It is thought females produce large eggs, up to 15mm long.
- Norman, M., (2000) Cephalopods- A World Guide, ConchBooks, Germany (Hackenheim)
- Lu,C.C., & T.N.Stranks (1991) Eledone Palari, A new species of octopus (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) from Australia, Bulletin of Marine Science, 49(1-2): 73-87.