? Anyone know what this is ?

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  1. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    does anyone have an id for this, or know anything about it
     

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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    i dont know but it looks awsome!!!! i want one!!!!

    it looks like an octopus but is suspended like a cuttle
     
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    msamaki Cuttlefish Registered

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    i think it looks cute.

    just out of curiosity, where'd you find the picture?
     
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  5. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    yea thats the site i got it from, i was looking for a sp name. where is the lembeh strait
     
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  7. William Tyson

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    hmm, well i guess all the cool octo's all come from the same place.


    lol
     
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    bigGdelta Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    I think this area is just starting to become popular with divers so there are many new species being found.
     
  9. CapnNemo

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    Hmmmm 'Say What You See' is a good idea so I think it should be called...

    The Hairy Octopus.

    You'd never mistake for another species!

    errr are there any more Hairy looking Octopus?

    and

    Can we have a Hairy Octopus Smilie?
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I think it's traditional to name it in pig-latin, or something like that. Anyway, this is a very sophisticated, deliberate process-- you can't just, say, see a critter you think is creepy looking after you've been reading Anne Rice books and decide to call it something goofy like "Infernal Vampire Squid," right? :wink: :vampyro:

    Maybe on that theme, it should be the "Scary Werewolf Octopus," Lycanthropus Frightfulus? Or the "Mellow Hippie Octopus" Furryfreakbropus Fabulosus?

    Why they don't put me in charge of these things, I have no idea...:roll:
     
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    I think they should put you in charge!
    "Mellow Hippie Octopus" Furryfreakbropus Fabulosus it shall always be, at least to me.
     
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    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    What about a "just got out of bed hair octopus". Nightmariopus Hairyus
     
  13. mucktopus

    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Friends of mine saw the hairy octopus in a field guide to Ambon for sale in an Indonesian airport in the late 90's (and they didn't buy it?!)-- and I thought they were pulling my leg until it showed up in Norman's World Guide. It is extremely rare(ly seen) in Lembeh and Okinawa. Only a couple of museum specimens exist, and it doesn't have a scientific name yet. I have never seen one, but my diver friends who have say it just sits there and doesn't do much of anything. A really cool looking animal, but as far as aquarium pets are concerned, a tuft of algae might be just as exciting.
     
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    no i think the smiley octopus should have a hairy chest!
     
  15. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    yes i have to agree, i truely believe that the scientic name should be Octopus hypertrichosis
     
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    I wonder if it and the shaggy octopus are related? If so then octopus scoobius.
     

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