bimaculiodes or bimaculatus?

Cuddlycuttlefsh

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So...this question I have here has been stuck in my head and it's driving me insane. The question is how do you distinguish the difference between bimaculiodes-----Californian Two spot octopus and bimaculatus-----Verrill's two spot octopus:confused:? If there are differences except knowing that they're from California, I'd love to know. I deeply appreciate you guys, and I'm glad I ever made an account on this site in the first place.:mrgreen:
 

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The most obvious difference is egg size. Bimaculatus is a small egged species; Bimaculoides is a large egged species. The integrity of the blue rings is also a good cue.

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