Longest-Living Octopus Found, Guards Eggs for Record 4.5 Years
A deep-sea octopus, Graneledone boreopacifica, has set a new record for brooding stamina—53 months, the longest developmental ... and really any animal, including the estimated 48 months of gestation in the alpine salamander. Octopuses that live ...
Octopus Guarded Eggs for Four and a Half Years; Scientists Believe Longest Period of Parenting in Underwater History
Scientists have just recently announced their discovery of a deep sea octopus guarded eggs for a record-breaking time of four and a half years. Brad Seibel, University of Rhode Island's animal physiologist, said, "This is the longest brooding or gestation ...
What Animal Has the Longest Pregnancy?
Elephants have the longest gestation period of all mammals. These gentle giants' pregnancies last for more than a year and a half. The average gestation period of an elephant is about 640 to 660 days, or roughly 95 weeks. By comparison, a human pregnancy ...
Mother octopus sets record for longest gestation period for any animal species
In what can be said to be a record gestation period for any animal species, an octopus has baffled scientists who observed her ... "Deep-Sea Octopus (Graneledone boreopacifica) conducts the Longest-Known Egg-Brooding Period of Any Animal."
Octopus wins mom of the year; has longest brooding period of any animal
The oft-employed mom guilt trip, “I carried you for nine months” seems laughable when you consider that this octopus has an egg-brooding period of four and a half years. During that period, she never abandons her eggs, forgoing food and a general ...