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Six-legged octopus a world first

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posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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Six-legged octopus a world first


www.news.com.au

The unique sea creature, which has two limbs fewer than a normal octopus, is believed to be the result of a birth defect rather than an accident, say his keepers at the Blackpool Sea Life Centre in northwest England.

"We've scoured the internet and talked to lots of other aquariums and no one has ever heard of another case of a six-legged octopus," supervisor Carey Duckhouse said.
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posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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It was only when he attached himself to the inside of a glass tank that Sea Life staff noticed he was two limbs short of a full set.


I found it odd that this is the first known case. Maybe just a birth defect or maybe some other strange mutation.

I guess it isn't an octopus anymore and rather a hexapus or sexapus.


www.news.com.au
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[edit on 6/3/2008 by SilentShadow]



posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 09:54 PM
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nope, that would be a sextopus. although it shouldn't be that surprising...birth defects happen all the time.



posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 06:15 AM
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DNA manipulation I want a monkey bat or a dogcat or a liger sign me up I want a funky animal.

giraffe lion pfft



posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by NWOmaskedman
DNA manipulation I want a monkey bat or a dogcat or a liger sign me up I want a funky animal.


Ligers are actually a real animal




Link to Liger Wiki article

Youtube Video:




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