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Bent C

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I saw this small octopus (3-4 cm) on a night dive in the Tulamben area. Does anyone know what species it is?

 

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Think you'll need to catch it and grow it for a while in a tank to ever find out :)

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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Think you'll need to catch it and grow it for a while in a tank to ever find out :)

 

Cheers,

Jim.

 

Thanks, Jim. That was more or less the answer I expected. Not hoping for though, but juvenile octopus seems to be quite hard to determine to species.

Cheers Bent

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Looks much like the one in "Reef Creature ID Tropical Pacific" bottom of Page 417 except yours has more Chromatophores evident.

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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I would ask this question on the Tonmo forum (the link is messing up my post so just google for it)

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I'm wondering if it's actually a bobtail squid (p.402 in the book Jim referred to), not an octopus.

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I'm wondering if it's actually a bobtail squid (p.402 in the book Jim referred to), not an octopus.

I think the pupil is the right shape for a Octopus juvenile but not a match for a Bobtail/Bottletail Squid.

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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