Discussion in 'Physiology and Biology' started by William Tyson, Jan 17, 2006.
does anyone have an id for this, or know anything about it
i dont know but it looks awsome!!!! i want one!!!!
it looks like an octopus but is suspended like a cuttle
i think it looks cute.
just out of curiosity, where'd you find the picture?
Hairy octopus from lembeh strait. I don't know if it has a sp name yet.
yea thats the site i got it from, i was looking for a sp name. where is the lembeh strait
Sulewesi, same place mimics and wonderpuses come from. From what I can find out this critter is rare and still undescribed.
found this old thread
hmm, well i guess all the cool octo's all come from the same place.
I think this area is just starting to become popular with divers so there are many new species being found.
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?
Can we have a Hairy Octopus Smilie?
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?
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...
I think they should put you in charge!
"Mellow Hippie Octopus" Furryfreakbropus Fabulosus it shall always be, at least to me.
What about a "just got out of bed hair octopus". Nightmariopus Hairyus
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.
no i think the smiley octopus should have a hairy chest!
yes i have to agree, i truely believe that the scientic name should be Octopus hypertrichosis
I wonder if it and the shaggy octopus are related? If so then octopus scoobius.
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