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Is this White V Octopus??


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#1 caminu

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 09:57 AM

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These photos were taken in Lembeh Strait.

The body of this octopus is about 5cm long, arms' length is about 15-20cm. But its body does not have the obvious "white V" mark on it.

#2 scubamarli

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 10:30 AM

In Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific, it is called Octopus sp.2, which is an undesribed species found in Sulawesi "with a reticulated pattern of lines on the arms and mantle."

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#3 Ethan_Daniels

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 09:27 AM

Looks like the White-V to me even if you can't see the "V." I have similar shots from Lembeh where the V is visible. It looks as if the octo's chromatophores are hiding it's normal coloration. Whether or not it is the "V" it is likely an undescribed sp.