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Crescent Octopus Necklace

$30.00

This necklace resembles a Crescent Octopus (Euaxoctopus panamensis). It is made of 925 Sterling Silver and has a Rhodium finish.

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This crescent octopus necklace is made of 925 Sterling Silver with a Rhodium finish and comes with a 925 Sterling Silver chain.

The Crescent Octopus (Euaxoctopus panamensis) is a common species along the Pacific coast of the Americas and represents a high economic value for artisan fishing communities. Despite its historical exploitation, very little information is available on this species’ natural history and conservation status, being classified as Data Deficient by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The Crescent Octopus is commonly observed in small caves and holes in the rocky reefs and outcrops around Punta Descartes, which they adorn with stones, shells, glass, and other crustacean skeletons. Octopuses reproduce only once, as they die in the process: After an intense courtship behavior, males insert their sperm into the female’s mantle cavity or hand it over to the female, which she always receives with one of her right arms.

Meanwhile, the males wander off to die after copulation, females hide in their camouflaged caves and may attach up to 400,000 eggs to the cave’s wall, obsessively guarding and defending them. As one of the most surprising events in the animal’s kingdom, once the Octopuses’ larvae hatch, her body transforms and becomes the first food for the larvae to feed on. There is no comparable Motherly Care as the Octopuses!

By purchasing this crescent octopus necklace, you can choose to support any of Equipo Tora Carey’s conservation projects, and as we grow, hopefully, the introduction of new projects on other key species, including this octopus. Also, if you ever want to visit the site and learn more about the projects, make sure to contact us or Equipo Tora Carey and schedule your visit!

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