Benthoctopus wut is it?

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  1. nini

    nini Wonderpus Registered

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    i was just wondering, there are soooo many different species of octo,so wut is a Benthoctopus?does anyone know much about them, please explain,size,traitslife span ect.
    im just intrested in learning more about the different species of octo,thanks!!!

    heres a pic of Benthoctopus :grin:hes sooo cute!!!
     

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    If you're interested in octopuses and in all cephs, here's a very good book for you. The link below leads you to a review of this book:

    Cephalopods: A World Guide

    This book by Mark Norman will answer many of your questions and contains outstanding photos.

    But, to give you more of an answer, the word 'benthic" means bottom dwelling.

    Benthoctopus is the name of a genus, a cateory of octopuses. There are a number of species with the name Benthoctopus such as Benthoctopus levis

    Nancy
     
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    ...just watch you don't get hassle from posting other people's pictures too ;)
     
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    the pic reminds me of the movie "Alien".
     
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    i think hes cute,also thanks nancy, i will look into that book,sounds great!!!
     
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    does anyone own a Benthoctopus,or an octopus like the one on the picture?
     
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    does anyone know what speices of Benthoctopus this is ?
     
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    I think that the reason not many people keep them will be temerature related, they like it reallly cold, but I do know that James Wood (ceph) did a lot of work with thema while back... Maybe try cephbase? Or The Cephalopod Page
     
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    Just comparing photos, I think it looks very much like Benthoctopus levis - in fact, the photo you posted looks exactly like the photo in the Cephalopods of the World book, only there it has a black background.

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    thanks all
     
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    are Benthoctopus levis hard to keep, besides the temp.? were can you find them?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    nini, this is not a common octopus. This little octopus is only known from one island in the Indian Ocean - so you will never be able to keep it (unless you become a marine biologist :smile: )

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    thanks agian
     
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    thats good cause some day i want 2 become a merine biologest!!!
     

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