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Dumbo octopuses have no distinct breeding period. Females carry eggs at multiple different stages of maturity. When a female receives sperm from a male, they can hold the sperm and distribute it to mature eggs when they are fully mature. This adaptation is believed to occur because dumbo octopuses live in the vast ocean and they are rare, so they have little chances to come across an octopus of the opposite gender to reproduce. They mostly lay there eggs to rocks or other hard surfaces they would come across.

Octopus eggs.