Baby Octopuses in Korea

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  1. Anderson68W

    Anderson68W Larval Mass Registered

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    Does anyone know what kind of Octopus these are? They are very common in Korea but whenever I ask for specifics they say it is just an 'octopus'. But I already know that :banghead:. So I figure someone here has to know. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     

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    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    There appear to be some relatively large individuals in that blue container. A look at www.cephbase.org might help if you can find out where they are brought in from. Some good shots of the mantle could help.
     
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    Anderson68W Larval Mass Registered

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    I am pretty certain they are all caught locally. Somewhere on Korea west coast.
     
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    I can't help with an ID but I will say that I don't think they are dwarfs so choosing a smaller one would likely mean a younger one.

    Very strange impression to see octopuses being housed like live lobster.
     
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    Not when they are sharing the same fate as lobster. :sad:
     
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    it's sad to see such intelligent creatures cooped up like that.

    but i guess we can't be anti-calamari, can we? as long as folks like them for some reason, they'll care about whether or not they'll be protected
     

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