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White-V Octopus? (Lembeh Strait)

white-v octopus Abdopus sp. Lembeh

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#1 Nick Hope

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:00 AM

Recorded in the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

 
Is this a "white-V octopus", Abdopus sp., or another species? Unfortunately I didn't get any video of the end of the mantle where the white marking would be.
 
Also, is the white-V octopus generally accepted to be in the Abdopus genus (as opposed to Octopus genus etc.)?
 
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:40 AM

From it's habitat I would call this the 'White-V' Long Arm Octopus.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:36 AM

Thanks Kaj. That kind of covers both bases :)  I also got a brief answer here. It seems the genus for the white-V is a bit of a mystery until it's properly described.