An argonaut is a weird kind of octopus. The size difference between males and females is enormous. How big is it?

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An argonaut is a weird kind of octopus. The size difference between males and females is enormous. How big is it?

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An argonaut is a weird kind of octopus. The size difference between males and females is enormous: females can grow to be 10 cm long with 45 cm long tentacles, while males rarely surpass 2 cm. The males produce a ball of sperm in a special, modified arm, the hectocotylus. When he meets a female, he releases this arm, which then swims to the women.

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