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Juvenile octopus in Bali


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#1 Luko

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

Here's a juvenile octopus to your identification skills... I suppose a juvenile can be anything, probably the most common one.
I'd say not more than 5cm diameter. Taken on a nightdive on Tulamben Liberty Dropoff, around 15m deep hiding under a rock on blacksand environment, the stone was turned.
I don't have any better shots it just didn't move while sitting on that turned rock.

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#2 Leslie

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Hi Luko -- I kept hoping someone would pop in with an id or at least a suggestion but it looks as if we're all bad at juvenile (or small) IP octopus id. Sorry!

#3 Luko

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

Yep, sorry I don't have any other meaningful photo... i was right to fear a juvenile octopus is quite a pain to identify.
Anyway, if somebody comes up with an idea, he/she's very welcome to jump in.
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Galleries in Pbase : Ambon & Maluku, Bangka & Bali, Komodo & Maumere, Moalboal, Mabul & Sipadan.
Vanuatu incl.SS Pres.Coolidge wreck.